A Lace Common Round
The only difference between this braid and "A broad lace" [t2] is that C is taken through two loops rather than one, turning a flat braid into a round cord.
"A lace Bastonne" [t6] and "A lace endentyd" [t7] are color variations of this round braid. All three are worked the same way.
Two or three of these round braids can be joined side by side, making "A lace for hats of 2 fellows" [t40] and "A lace for hats of 3 fellows" [t41].
Take five loops, and place them on the following fingers:
Left hand: A B C
Right hand: B C
Work with the right
A goes through B C right, and takes the loop on C left reversed.
Lower the left loops.
Work with the left
A goes through B C left, and takes the loop on C right reversed.
Lower the right loops.
Repeat from the beginning.
A lace common round of 5 bows.
Set on thy bows as it is said before [t2]
then shall A right take through B C of the same hand the bow C on the left hand reversed then low thy bows left and A left shall take through B C on the same hand the bow C on the right hand reversed then low thy right bows and begin again.
For to make a round lace of 5 bows.
Do 5 bows on thy fingers as thou didst in the broad lace [h2]
. Then shall A right take through B and C of the same hand the bow C of the left hand reversed. Then low thy left bows. Then shall A left take through B and C of the same hand the bow C of the right hand reversed. Then low thy right bows, and begin again.
A Lace round of 5 bow.
If thou wilt make a lace round of 5 bows, look that the bows be set upon thine hands as is aforesaid [s2]
, and then shall A take of the right hand through B C of the self hand, the bow C reversed of the left hand, and then low thy bows of the left hand, and then shall A of the left hand take through B C of the self hand, the bow C reversed of the right hand, and then low the bows of the right hand, and then begin again.
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