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The Same Compound

This braid is "A Lace partie round" [s27] with the addition of periodic half twists of all the loops, switching the positions of the top and bottom colors.

Compound (or "compone") is a heraldic term describing a single row of squares in alternating colors.



Take seven departed loops, and place them on the following fingers:
Left hand: Two on A, two on B, one on C
Right hand: B C

Arrange the same color up on both hands.


Work with the right hand:
A goes through B C right, and takes the front loop on B left unreversed.
B takes the front loop on A left unreversed.
A goes through the front loop on B right, and takes the loop on C left unreversed.
Give the loop on A left a full 360° turn.
Lower the left loops.

Work with the left hand:
A goes through B C left, and takes the front loop on B right unreversed.
B takes the front loop on A right unreversed.
A goes through the front loop of B left, and takes the loop on C right unreversed.
Give the loop on A right a full 360° turn.
Lower the right loops.

Repeat from the beginning.

As desired:
Bring the second color to the surface of the braid by twisting every loop so the color on the bottom is now on the top, and continue working as before.



Serene 28

The same Compound.
Do in the self manner as is aforesaid [s27], and when thou hast a good coupen reverse all thy bows and begin again.