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Cheueron Brod

A "chevron" is the heraldic term for two diagonal stripes that meet at an angle. Usually it points upward, like the letter "A".

Braids based on chevrons are worked like small "bends" [t24] - one on each hand. This one comes in four versions:

One-worker flat "Cheueron brod" [t30]
One-worker round "A cheueron rounde" [t31][t63][t64]
Two-worker flat "Lace ounde brode" [t33]
Two-worker round "Lace ounde rounde" [t34]

The direction that the loops are given the half-twist determines which side of the braid faces upward during the braiding. For the sake of consistency, all my directions will form a braid with the more attractive side facing down.



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 D C B left, and takes the loop on A left unreversed.
(You'll have two loops on A temporarily.)
High the left loops.
Move the loop taken from A left onto D left unreversed.
(The A loop is pulled down though the other loops on the same hand, to end on D.)

Work with the left hand:
A goes through D C B right, and takes the loop on A right unreversed.
High the right loops.
Move the loop taken from A right onto D right unreversed.

Exchange D loops:
Put the loop from D right over and around D left, taking back the loop from D left unreversed.

Twist all your loops, giving a 180° turn to each loop:
Left hand - Twist the bottom of each loop upward (Counter-clockwise).
Right hand - Twist the bottom of each loop upward (Clockwise).

Repeat from the beginning.



Tollemache 30

Cheueron brod of 8 bowis.
Set 4 of one color on A B in both hands and 4 of another on C D in both hands then shall A right take through D C B left the bow of A left unreversed then high thy left bows and set the same bow on D left that was taken of a left then shall A left take through D C B right the bow A unreversed then high thy right bows then set the same bow on D that was taken of A then shall D right change his bow with D left then shall you reverse all your bows and begin and etc.

Harlein 30

A brode lace cheueron of 8 bowes.
Set 4 bows of one color on A, B on both hands, and 4 bows of another color on C, D on both hands. Then shall A right take through D, C, B left the bow of A left unreversed. Then high thy left bows, and set the same bow on D left that was taken of A left. Then shall A left take through D, C, B right the bow of A right unreversed. Then high thy right bows, and set the self bow on D that was taken of A. Then shall D right change his bow with D left. Then reverse all thy bows and begin again.

Serene 47

A lace cheveron broad of eight bowes.
Take four bows of one color and four of another, and be all that one color upon A B of both thy hands and the other color upon C D of both thy hands, and then shall you take with A of the right hand through D C B of the left hand, the bow A unreversed of the self hand and then hight thy bows left, and the left bow so taken set upon D left and after shalt thou take with A left through D C B right the bow A right unreversed, and then high thy right bows and set the self bow upon D right, and then shall D right change his bow with D left and then reverse all thy bows and begin again.