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A Lace for Hattes of 2 Fellows

If you work this braid alone, without the exchanging move, this is "A lace common round" [t3]. Three of these round braids can be joined side by side, making "A lace for hats of 3 fellows" [t41].

At first glance, "A thick lace bordered" [t10] appears to be a color variation of this braid, but there the outer edges aren't connected and here they are. I can't help wondering why this would be necessary, but perhaps there's some color potential I haven't explored yet.



Seat a partner on your right side.

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


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

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

Exchange loops on your inner hands:
Your A goes through B from within outward, and takes your partner's A unreversed.
Partner's A takes your B unreversed.
Lower A to B.

Exchange loops on your outer hands:
Put your A loop over and behind your partner's B loop, taking his B unreversed.

Repeat from the beginning.



Tollemache 40

A lace for hats of 2 fellows.
Take unto thee a fellow and work as in the lace common round of 5 bows [t3] and change the over bows of your next hands and the over bows of your further hands all unreversed and so be & etc.

Harleian 41

A lace for hats.
Take a fellow, and work as in the lace common round of 5 bows [h3], and change the over bows of your next hands and the over bows of your further hands all unreversed.