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A Cheueron Brod of 16

"A lace bend brod of 8 bowis" [t24] is a one person version of this braid.

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.



Seat a partner on your right side.

Take sixteen loops in two colors, and place them on the following fingers:
Color 1: A B inner, and C D outer
Color 2: C D inner and A B outer


Work with the inner hands:
A goes through B C D inner, and D C B outer, and takes the loop on A outer unreversed.
(You'll have two loops on A temporarily.)
High the outer loops.
Move the loop from D inner onto D outer unreversed.
Low the inner loops.
(Hook B in the back A loop and pull it over and around the front A loop and onto B.)

Exchange loops on your inner hands:
(No explanation is given for how to do this. You and your partner need to exchange A loops, with his passing through yours unreversed. Try using your outer hand to pull his loop through yours, giving your inner loop to him, and then transfering his loop from your outer hand to your inner hand.)

Twist all your loops, giving a 180° turn to each loop:
Outer hands - Twist the bottom of each loop upward.
Inner hands - Twist the top of each loop downward.
(Counter-clockwise for you, Clockwise for your partner.)


Repeat from the beginning.



Tollemache 32

A Cheueron brod of 16.
Set 8 bows of one color on your next hands on A B & C D on your further hands and other 8 bows of another color set on A B on your further hands and on C D on your next hands then take both with A of your next hands through all the bows of the same hands and of the further hand the bow A unreversed then high the bows of the further hands and D of the same hand shall take D of the next hand unreversed then low your bows of your next hands and change your over bows on the next hands and after every changing reverse all bows and so begin again.

Harleian 32

A cheueron of 16 bows.
Set 8 bows of one color on your next hand on A, B and on C, D of your further hand, and 8 bows of another color set on A, B on your further hand and C, D on your next hand. Then take both with A of your next hand through all the bows of the same hand and the further hand the bow A unreversed. Then high thy bows of the further hands, and D of the same hand shall take D of the next hand unreversed. Then low your bows of your next hands. Then shall ye change your nether bows of your next hands, and in every changing reverse all your bows.

Serene 43

A Lace chevron broad.
Take sixteen bows, eight bows of one color, and eight of another color, and be four of one color set upon A B of thy right hand, and C D of thy left hand and four of another color, upon C D of thy right hand, and A B of thy left hand, and be the right hand of thy fellows accourding to thy left hand, and his left hand to thy right hand, and then shall you take both with A of your hands next through. [And there it ends with no further explanation.]