Video for Doug’s braid

Here’s a video to go with my tutorial—a few posts ago—for Douglas Grant’s Round Spanish Braid of 7 loops.  The video also demos a new color pattern for the braid.  It’s shown above in mercerized cotton sport-weight yarn (a now discontinued brand). That’s about equivalent to using doubled strands of embroidery floss.

For this color-pattern, the seven loops are all bicolor—five loops blue+white, two loops blue+black. Be sure to arrange them on the fingers as I show below, and in the video @ 2min,57sec:

Left hand: A,B blue+black bicolor; C blue+white bicolor
Right hand: A,B,C,D Blue+white bicolor
(blue shanks uppermost on left hand; white shanks uppermost on right hand)

A, B, C, and D above refer to the index to little fingers

(My original post has the text instructions for making this braid, as well as set-up instructions for several color patterns, plus the necessary loop-order to follow for setting up your own color patterns.)

This is not a beginning level loop braid. It’ll be much easier to learn it after first learning 5-loop, then 7-loop square and flat braids, and then the 7-loop Spanish braid (a rectangular braid).

0:00     Intro (slow start—skip ahead if you don’t want to wait through it.  Start the video, then slide the timeline bubble under the video-window to any of the time points listed below.)
2:57      Color pattern set-up for this pattern
3:33      Braiding moves, very slowly
7:50      Slightly faster
10:49    Faster
12:08    One unbraiding move
12:59    A look at braid’s pattern
16:30    Last look at pattern, also at the divided section forming a loop at the top of the braid.

On any of my videos with a timeline list below it:
After starting the video, if you click on the “youtube” button at the lower right of the video frame, you’ll be taken away from this site, to a page on YouTube to watch the video. There, if you click “SHOW MORE” under my video’s description, you’ll see a timeline that is actually clickable—meaning, you can click on any of the timepoints in the left column, and the video will start playing right at that point. Use your “back” button to return to this tutorial from youtube…


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