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A Broad Lace

This is one of the easiest and most common of the finger loop braids.

Working it with a partner makes "A broad lace for 2 workers" [t58].



Take five loops, and place them on the following fingers:
Left hand: A B C
Right hand: B C


Work with the right hand:
A goes through B right, and takes the loop on C left reversed.
Lower the left loops.

Work with the left hand:
A goes through B left, and takes the loop on C right reversed.
Lower the right loops.

Repeat from the beginning.



Tollemache 2

A broad lace of 5 bows.
Set 2 bows on B C right and 3 bows on A B C left and then shall A right take through the bow B of the same hand the bow C on the left hand reversed then low thy bows on the left hand and then shall A left take through the bow B on the same hand the bow C on the right hand reversed then low thy bows and begin again and so continue till thy work sufficeth.

Harleian 2

For to make a broad lace of 5 bows.
Set 2 bows on B and C right, and 3 bows on A B C left. Then shall A right take through the bow B of the same hand the bow C of the left hand reversed. Then low thy left bows. Then shall A left take through B of the same hand the bow C of the right hand reversed. Then low thy right bows, and begin again.

Serene 2

A broad lace of 5 bows.
If you will make a broad lace of 5 bows, take two bows upon B C of thy right hand, and three bows upon A B C of thy left hand, and then take A of the right hand through the bow B upon the self hand, and the bow C reversed of the left hand, and then low thy bows of thy left hand, and then shall A of thy left hand take through the bow B of the self hand, the bow C reversed of thy right hand, and then low the bows of thy right hand and begin again.