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A Broad Lace

This braid is only connected (reversed) along one side, and left open (unreversed) along the other, allowing the braid to unfold into a wider structure.

Another alternative is to take the B loop of both hands reversed, making a "An hollow lace" [t19], or both unreversed for a "An open lace" [t21].



Take seven loops, and place them on the following fingers:
Left hand: Two on A, two on B, one on C
Right hand: B C


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

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

Repeat from the beginning.



Tollemache 20

A broad lace of 7 bows.
Set 7 bows on thy hands in the manner of the hollow lace before [t19] and work in the same manner saving where as ye take in the hollow lace [t19] the former of B on each hand reversed in this lace thou shalt take the bow of B left reversed and the bow of B right unreversed and so begin again.

Harleian 21

For to make a brode lace of 7 bows.
Set 7 bows on thy fingers in the manner of the hollow lace of 7 bows [h13] and work in the same manner of the hollow lace [h13]; save that thou takest in the hollow lace the former bow B of either hand reversed, in this lace thou shalt take the bow of B left reversed ad the bow of B right unreversed.

Serene 25

A broad lace for Purses of seven bows.
Without a fellow make them, and be two bows upon B, C of thy right hand, and two sundry bows upon A of thy left hand and other two sundry, upon B of thy left hand and one upon C of the same hand, and then shall you take with A of thy right hand through B C of the self hand, the bow that is uppermost upon B left unreversed, and B right shall take the bow utterest [uppermost] upon B [*should be A*] left, unreversed, and through the left bow A right shall take the bow C left unreversed. And take good care that the bows that are on any finger meng [merge?] them not, and then low thy bows of thy left hand, and then shalt thou take with A of thy left hand through B C of the self hand, the bow that is uttermost upon B right reversed, and B left, shall take the bow that is uttermost upon A right unreversed, and through that self bow A left shall take the bow C unreversed of the right hand, and low thy bows, and begin again.