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Sauntor Oliet

Structurally, this braid is a longer-repeat version of the "lace sauntor brod" [t42]. The "sauntor" in the title refers to an X shape, and the "olyet" is an eyelet, hole, or diamond-shaped outline.

One look at the sample makes it clear that something is wrong with the suggested color distribution. It would work well for a bend-type braid, but chevrons require the colors to be in mirror-image on left and right hands.

It begins with the "Cheueron brode" [t30] and then reverses the chevron direction after every eight repeats. Braids based on chevrons are worked like small "bends" [t24] - one on each hand.

This one looks like it tried to have four versions (like the other braids based on chevrons) but most are questionable in some way, as noted below:

One-worker flat "Cross olyet brod" [t44]  
One-worker round None Possibly merged with [t43]
Two-worker flat "Sauntor oliet" [t47] Color arrangement is unsuitable.
Two-worker round "Sauntor oliet round" [t48] Color arrangement is unsuitable.

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 (white): A B outer, and C D inner
Color 2 (purple): A B inner
Color 3 (red): C D outer


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 until the second time the loops are back in their starting positions.
("A" chevrons - a total of eight times.)


Work with the right hands:
A goes through B C right, and takes the loop on D right unreversed.
(Suggestion: Using your other hand, take the D loop and push it up through C B, placing it in front of the loop already on A.)
Low the right loops.
(Hook B in the back A loop and pull it over and around the front A loop and onto B.)

Work with the left hands:
A goes through B C left, and takes the loop on D left unreversed.
Low the left loops.

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:
(You and your partner need to exchange A loops, with his passing through yours unreversed.)

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

Repeat until the second time the loops are back in their starting positions.
("V" chevrons - a total of eight times.)


Repeat from the beginning.



Tollemache 47

Sauntor oliet of 16 bowis.
Take 4 bows white and set them on A B left and D C right and 2 purple bows on A B right and 6 [2] red on C D left and look thy fellows right hand accord with thy left hand and equal then shall ye work as in the cros oliet [t44] and when D right hath changed with D left then change the over bows of your next hands and reverse all and so begin again.

Serene 59

A Lace Sawter Uliet.
Take sixteen bows, eight white, four purple, and four red, and be the two upon A B of thy right hand, and two red upon D C of thy left hand, and four white upon A B left, and C D right, and the right hand of thy fellow be according to thy left hand, and his left hand according to thy right, and then work both in the self manner as is aforesaid, in the Croise Uliet [s53], and when D right hath changed with D left, then shall you change your over bows of your next hands, and then reverse all your bows and begin again.