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Lace Ounde Brod of 16

"Ounde" (or onde, undy, etc) is from the French for "wave". Here it's made from two side-by-side chevrons, and is too pointed to be considered a proper heraldic "unde" but the intent is clear enough.

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.



Seat a partner on your right side.

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


Work with the right hands:
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 hands:
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 on your own hands:
Put the loop from D right over and around D left, taking back the loop from D left unreversed.

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:
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 33

Lace ounde brod of 16.
Set 8 bows of one color upon A B in thy fellows hands and thine and 8 bows of another color on C D and work both as ye did in the broad chevron of 8 [t30] and then shall ye change the over bows of your next hands and so begin again.

Harleian 37

Lace ounde brode of 16 bowes.
Set 8 bows of one color on A B on your hands, and 8 bows of another color on C D on your hands, and work as in the chevron of 8 bows [h30]; and then shall ye change the over bows of your next hands.

Serene 49

A lace ownd of sixteen bowes.
Take sixteen bows of which eight be of one color, and eight of another, and be all that one color upon A B of both thy hands, and on both the hands of thy fellows, and thatother color upon C D of both your hands, and then shall you change your over bowes of your hinder hands, and then work in the self manner, as in the Cheveron broad of eight bowes [s47] and begin again.