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Lace broad

If you work this braid alone, without the exchanging move, you'll have "A broad lace of 5 bows" [t2], which is not only the easiest of the fingerloop braids, it is one of the most common.



Seat a partner on your right side.

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


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

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

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

Repeat from the beginning.



Tollemache 58

Lace broad of 2 fellows.
Take either of you 5 bows and set them on your hands and work the same manner as in the broad lace of 1 [t2] but when there be but 2 bows on your next hands than thou and thy fellow shall change the over bow of your next hands and begin again.

Serene 7

A broad lace for purses of ten bows.
If thou wilt make a broad lace for purses of ten bows with a fellow either of you take five bows as is aforesaid of the broad lace of five bows [S2], and be they set on the self manner on your fingers, and then work in the same manner as in the broad lace aforesaid, and when you have done once with the right hand, and once with the left hand, and thy fellow also then shall you change your over bows of your next hands, and then begin again.