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A Lace Cheveron Broad of Sixteen Bowes.

This is a two worker version of the earlier "The Same Round (lace daunce)" [s14].

The following braid, "The same Lace Compound" [s70], switches the color pattern from front to back, in alternating segments.

Tollemache and Harleian don't explore the potential for this eight loop structure beyond the "Lace daunce [t12] itself, but Serene offers the three round versions mentioned above.

"Daunce" is the heraldic term for a zig-zag pattern, with the "cheveron" being the center point. "Rayed" describes thin lines, or stripes.



Seat a partner on your right side.

Take sixteen loops, half departed, and place them on the following fingers:
Color 1: A B - all hands
Color 2/3: C D - all hands

Arrange one color up on the outer hands, and the opposite on the inner hands.


Work with the inner hands:
A goes through B C D inner, and takes the loop on D outer reversed. (You'll have two loops on A.)
Lower the outer loops.

Work with the outer hands:
A goes through B C D outer, and takes the loop on D inner reversed.
Lower the inner loops as follows:
C loop moves down onto D.
B loop moves down onto C.
With B, hook the original (inner) A loop,
pulling it over and around the new (outer) A loop and down 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.)

Repeat from the beginning.



Serene 69

A lace cheveron broad of sixteen bowes.
Take eight bows half of one color, and eight half of another color that be departed, and eight half of another third color, set then the eight bows of one color upon A B right and left of thee and of thy fellow, and the eight of that other color upon C D right and left of thee and thy fellow, and be your hinder hands of the self color beneath, take then with A right through all the bows of the self hands the bow D left, and then low thy bows left. Take then with A left through all the bows of the self hand, the bow D right and then low thy right bows by, so the bow A that is more without be set upon B and that other shall dwell upon A and also do thy fellow, and then shall ye change your bows A of the next hands, and then begin again, and in this manner do ye till it be full wrought, but look alway that D in the taking be reversed and in this lace shall be a chevron with a border on both half and also rayed.