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A Lace Demi-cheveren

Like all of the "covert" braids, this can be worked without exchanging the outer edges into a tube. In that case, you'll produce two flat braids - .

It's hard to see the point of a braid that completely covers another. One possibility is that it conserves expensive materials, allowing a thick, round braid to be made with a cheaper thread hidden inside.

The companion braid, "The same Compound" [s21], addresses this by reversing all the loops to make green and white segments alternating with the multi-colored chevrons.

Connecting the outer hands beneath the braid is described in the opening paragraph of Serene [s1], and is the prefered method for all her "covert" braids. The movement is much easier to do if both workers reach forward, underneath the braid and toward the braid's attachment point before exchanging loops.

Seat a partner on your right side.

Take twelve loops departed with green, and place them on the following fingers:
Outer hands: (PYP) B C D
Inner hands: (WWW) B C D

Arrange green down on the outer hands and up on the inner hands - the top color forms the outside of the braid.

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

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

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:
Reaching forward and under the braid, put your A loop over and behind your partner's A loop, taking his A unreversed.
Lower all the loops on the outer hands.

Repeat from the beginning.

Serene 20

A Lace Demi-cheveren.
Take twelve bows in the self manner departed, and in self manner set upon thine hands, and upon thy fellows, as in covert Chevron [s16], save the white party of the next hand shall be beneath, and then shall A of thy right hand take through B C D of thy left [right] hand, the bow D reversed [unreversed] of thy left hand, and A of thy left hand shall take through B C of the left hand the bow D reversed [unreversed] of the right hand, and then the self manner shall your fellow do, and then shall you change your bows above and beneath, and begin again.

[The loops must be taken unreversed, otherwise the following Compound version doesn't make sense.]