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A Launce Daunce Broad of Twelve Bowes

This entry might be an accidental merge of a "covert daunce" (following in line with the preceding "covert depiole" [s12]) and a missing "daunce of eight bows".

We know that a "daunce of eight bows" was left out, because "a Lace piole" [s15] refers to it, and "the same round" [s14] requires it.

In addition, the name promises a full-width "broad" braid (possible daunce), but the instructions call for exchanging the outer loops, making it round (possible covert daunce). (My sample omits this exchange.)

I'll provide alternative instructions once I've made samples, but this page will likely remain because the instructions as written still (inconveniently) produce a "daunce", or "zig-zag" pattern.



Seat a partner on your right side.

Take twelve departed loops, and place them on the following fingers:
Outer hands: B C D
Inner hands: B C D

Arrange the same color up on all hands.


Work with the inner hands:
A goes through B C D inner, and takes the loop on D outer reversed.

Work with the outer hands:
A goes through B C outer, and takes the loop on D inner reversed.
Lower the inner loops.

Exchange loops on your inner hands:
Your A goes through B from within outward, and takes your partner's B unreversed.
Partner's A takes your B unreversed.
Lower A to B.

Exchange loops on your outer hands beneath the braid:
(You and your partner need to roll your hands outward, bringing the A fingers together under the braid. Exchange loops, with his passing through yours. It feels impossible, but gets easier with determination.)
Lower the outer loops.

Repeat from the beginning.



Serene 13

A Launce daunce broad of twelve bows.
Let the bows be all set, and the colors departed on your hands and on your fellows as is said of the coupen covert of twelve bows [s11] and then work in the self manner save in this lace D shall be taken ever reversed and after the change above and beneath, and begin as afore always.