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over 3 & 1; and then 2, being an outside
strand would be laid across & so on.*
To finish off the braid, turn up one
of the strands and pass one of the others
over & the rest ^strands through the bight in
their natural order, ^but in different directions according to the side from which they proceed.
Thus if it were
[diagram]
[to left of diagram in pencil] p 204
required to finish off at
the stage shown in fig 1.
p.205, turn up 3 pass
5 over it ^through over the end of the bights 1 through it ^under [th?]
end;
6 through it, ^over; 2 through
^under it & 4 through it ^either way af-
ter which pull 3 tight,
turn the ends, and
[Caption: 2.] whip the end of the braid. ^(p 22.) Many variations
on this mode of finishing off will
suggest themselves.
Eyes at one end of the braid or
sennit can be found as in fig 1, where
two ends of the rope are unlaid &
braided together, the laid up part of

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