#3 10 Cord flat braid – 1 cord crossover, diagonal pattern and construction

This braid is a completely different construction to Braids # 1 and #2. The braid forms in a diagonal manner and exits the plate at an angle. The surface pattern is also diagonal. The Japanese name for this braid is Anda Gumi.

Anda strip

1. Position 4 cords along the top in slots 4, 5, 6 and 7. Position 4 cords along the bottom in slots 14, 15, 16 and 17. Position a cord in slot E and slot e on the sides.

Anda 1

 

2. Start at the top left and move the cord in slot 4 down to slot 13. Then move the cord in slot 14 to slot 4.

Anda 2

 

3. Continue to work across the plate, moving the cords from top to bottom and bottom to top, 5 to 14, 15 to 5, 6 to 15, 16 to 6, 7 to 16 and 17 to 7.

Anda 3

4. Move the cord in slot e down to slot 17.

Move the cord in slot E across to e

Move the cord in slot 13 up to E

Anda 4

5. Repeat all the moves until the braid is the required length.

TensionĀ 

The move which controls the tension is the move from E to e. Do not pull hard on this move and try to make sure you are consistent, otherwise the width and the sides of the braid will be uneven.