A Six-Loop Braid "This is the grene dorge, or grain d'orge (barleycorn). It is a flat, thick lace. An ambiguity in the instructions makes it unclear whether two or three colors are supposed to be used. I read it as two colors and this was the result, which does look like barleycorns. Speiser does it this way too; Swales and Williams use three colors. This sample is worked in crochet cotton."