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Lace Daunce

"A lace daunce" [t12] and "A lace piole" [t11] are color variations of the same structure.

"Dancy" (also: daunce or downs) is a heraldic term describing a pattern of horizontal zig zags.



Take eight loops in two colors, and place them on the following fingers:
Color 1: A B - both hands
Color 2: C D - both hands


Work with the right hand:
A goes through B C D right, and takes the loop on D left unreversed. (You'll have two loops on A.)
Lower the left loops.

Work with the left hand:
A goes through B C D left, and takes the loop on D right reversed.
Lower the right loops as follows:
C loop moves down onto D.
B loop moves down onto C.
With B, hook the original (inner) A loop,
pulling it over and around the new (outer) A loop and down onto B.

Repeat from the beginning.



Tollemache 12

Lace daunce.
Take 4 bows one color and set them on A and B right and on A and B left and 4 bows of another color and let them on C D right and on C D left and work as in the lace piole [t11].

Harleian 14

For to make a lace dawns.
Take 4 bows of one color, and set on A B right and on A B left; and 4 bows of another color take and set on C D left and C D right. Then shall A of the right hand go throughout B C D of the same hand and take the bow D of the left hand unreversed. Then low thy left bows, and A left shall go through B C D of the same hand and take the bow D of the right hand reversed downward. Then low the bow of C onto D right, and then low B to C, and the bow that is within on A shall go over the former bow onto B with help of the other hand. And the bow that stood without on A shall stand still on A. And begin again.

Serene

[The Serene manuscript doesn't contain a "daunce of eight bows", however it is refered to in the instructions for "A lace piole" [s15]. In addition, "The same round" [s14] produces a round version of the daunce rather than a round version of the braid that is actually before it. The missing daunce braid should be between [s13] and [s14].]