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A Cheueron Rounde of 16 Bowes

This same round, chevron braid also appears in Tollemache as the second variation of the "Lace amerous breide" [t53]. Because it's part of a larger entry, I've listed it separately.

"A chevron brod" [t32] is the flat 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, 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: 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.)

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:
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.



Harleian 33

A cheueron rounde of 16 bowes.
Work as ye did in the cheveron broad of 16 bows [h32]; and when ye have changed the bows of your next hands then shall ye change your bows of your further hands. Then reverse all the bows.

Serene 44

A Lace cheveron round.
Take sixteen bows set upon thy hands, and on thy fellows as is aforesaid [s43], and then work in the self manner as in that other lace, and when you have changed your over bows of your next hands, you shall change your over bows of your further hands, and then reverse all your bows and begin again. [A bit difficult considering s43 isn't complete.]