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Sauntur oliet round

Structurally, this braid is a longer-repeat (and round) version of the "lace sauntor brod" [t42]. The "sauntor" in the title refers to an X shape, and the "oliet" 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, allowing the outer edges to be easily connected above the braid.



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.)

Exchange loops on your outer hands:
Put your A loop over and behind your partner's B loop, taking his B 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 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.)

Exchange loops on your outer hands:
Put your A loop over and behind your partner's B loop, taking his B 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 48

Sauntur oliet round.
Set 16 bows on your hands as in the lace before [t47] and work in the same manner and when ye have changed the over bows of your next hands then shall ye change the over bows of the further hands and etc.

Serene 60

The same lace round.
Do in the self manner as afore [s59], and when you have changed your overbows of your hinder hands, you shall change your overbows of your further hands, and begin again as before.