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A Lace Bastuve techell

This is a color variation of Serene's "An other Lace of coupen covert depiole" [s12] and A Lace covert de bastuve [s22].

"Baston" is a Middle English word for "staff" or in this case, narrow vertical stripes. (This isn't the first time Serene has substituted "uv" for "on".) Sadly, I have no idea what "techell" means.

As with the other "covert" braids, the threads used for the bottom of the loops (green in this case) are entirely hidden in the core. Serene doesn't include a "cowpen" option to bring the inner color to the surface, but it certainly could be done.



Seat a partner on your right side.

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

Arrange green down on all 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 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:
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 24

A Lace Bastuve techell.
Take twelve bows in the self manner departed and set upon thy hands as in the lace covert de cheveron [s16], save thy fellows right hand shall accord to thy right hand and his left hand to thy left hand, and then shall you work in the self manner as in the cowpen covert of twelve bows [s11] save that the bows shall never be reversed.