It actually refers to the discs. Typically around 5-6" across, with little
notches around the sides to put the threads in and a hole in the middle for
the braid to hang as you make it.  These are "travel" or "toy" versions, if
you want a lot of braid you really want some kind of stand.

Here is an example from walmart:



occasional braider.

On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 8:42 PM, Clayton Neff <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Lothar wrote:
> Walmarts have both round and square for $3 !
> OK, I had to look up what kumihimo was (gotta love the intarwebs). Now
> that I know that, I'm confused about what it being round or square could
> mean, unless that is the cross-section of the cord. If that is the case,
> then the question becomes $3 for what, a foot, a yard, a mile?
> Not that I plan on buying any. Just curious.
> -- Logan --