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A Broad Lace Parti

This braid is "An open lace" [t21] with the addition of an extra twist along one side, connecting those two edges. The effect is a striped braid, with one color on the left and the other color on the right.

Twisting both sides produces "A round lace parti" [t22].

This braid is one of my favorites, and behaves best if gently pressed open with an iron.



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.
Lower the right loops.

Repeat from the beginning.



Tollemache 23

A brod lace party.
Do in the same manner as thou didst in the round lace party [t22] save there thou turnst in the round lace the over bow of both thy hands thou shalt turn but the over bow of thy one hand.

Harleian 24

To make a brode lace party.
Do as in the round lace party [h23]; save there thou turnist in he round lace the over bow of bow thyn hand, in this lace thou shalt turn but the over bow of thine one hand.

Source:29

A lace partie broad.
Do in the said manner as in the round lace party [s27], save that in the round lace party, thou turnest the over bows of both thy hands, and in thy neither not but the overbow of that one hand.