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A Round Lace Parti

This braid is "An open lace" [t21] with the addition of an extra twist on each side, which is what keeps this braid from forming two separate braids. The effect is a braid with one color on the front and the other on the back.

Twisting only one side produces "A broad lace parti" [t23].



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

Arrange the same color up on both hands.


Work with the right hand:
A goes through B C right, and takes the front loop on B left unreversed.
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.
Give the loop on A left a full 360° turn.
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.
Give the loop on A right a full 360° turn.
Lower the right loops.

Repeat from the beginning.



Tollemache 22

A round lace parti.
Set 7 bows departed on thy hands in the manner of the Hollow lace of 7 bows [t19] so that the one color be above and the other beneath then work as thou did in the open lace of 7 bows [t21] and when thou hast but 2 bows on the one hand then thou shall turn thy over bow on the same hand so that the color that was above before the taking be above after the taking and begin again.

Harleian 23

To make a lace round party.
Set 7 bows departed on thine hand in the manner of the hollow lace [h13], so that the one color be above and the other beneath. Then work as thou did in the open lace of 7 bows [h22]; and what time that thou hast but 2 bows on thine hands then thou shalt turn the over bows of the same hand, so that the color that was above before the taking be above after the taking.

Serene 27

A Lace partie round.
Let all thy bows be departed and set upon thy hands as is aforesaid [s26], and then work in the self manner, and what time thou hast but two bows upon thy one hand thou shalt turne the overbow of the self hand, so that the self color that was before the turning above is after the turning beneath.

[The last instruction in Serene is at odds with the other manuscripts and the intention of the braid itself. The turn should be a full turn, not a half one as described.]