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September 12, 2012

3 Ply Braided Sennit

From what I can tell, some sennit is laid and some is braided.  Usually we see the laid type but here is an NZETC article on Samoan technique showing the braided type and 3 illustrations:

Figure 1 shows the regular sequence

This figure shows one "add-on" sequence

Final figure is another "add-on" sequence

From what I'm gleaning in a quick read this braiding type is good for everyday purposes but is not as good as laid sennit.