Six strand braid.
The one-up one-down way to braid with six strands.

Arrange your strings like this. See your strings as pairs. Take the right string of each pair and let it jump over the string on its left. Now skip one string and count, take the left string of each pair and let it jump over the string on its right. From here on you just repeat, right string of each pair to the left. Skipping the first string, left string of each pair to the right. And go on and on.
A different aproach.
Take the middle pair and jump the right over the left. Take the ones next to that pair and cross them, left over right, with the strings of the middle pair. Cross the new middle pair, right over left. Work the outer left to the middle,
going under-one over-one.
Go on till the string is in the middle, next work the rightmost string to the middle, starting with over-one. Go on till it has crossed the string you just got from the left. Keep going, one from the left, one from the right. You can also change from the methode above to this one, or the other way round, as long as each string goes over-one under-one all the time, and meets the edges of the braid before changing direction.
 
Back to start. one step backwards.
©Willeke 2005