Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Basic Knitting

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BASIC KNITTING 32 Bar Jig For 3 Couples In A 4 Couple Set Michael Iachini

First eight bars: "Cast on"
1-4 1st couple cross over with right hands and cast off to second place, 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4
5-8 1st couple cross over with left hands and cast off to third place, 3rd couple step up on bars 7-8

Second eight bars: "Knit"
9-10 2nd couple cross over with right hands
11-12 3rd couple cross over with right hands
13-14 1st couple cross over with right hands
15-16 All three couples cross over passing right shoulders

Third eight bars: "Purl"
17-18 2nd couple cross over with left hands
19-20 3rd couple cross over with left hands
21-22 1st couple cross over with left hands
23-24 All three couples cross over passing left shoulders

Final eight bars: "Bind off"
25-28 All three couples dance back to back, 1st couple finish in the center nearer hands joined
29-32 1st couple dance up to the top and cast off behind 2nd couple into second place on own side, 3rd couple step down on bars 31-32

(Dance Crib compiled by Michael Iachini, October 2007 - Copyright © 2007 by Michael Iachini. All rights reserved.)


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Traditionally, every San Francisco Class Solstice Party program includes a dance devised by or for a class member.

Michael Iachini started dancing 2006-2007.

(Dance Information compiled by Michael Iachini - Copyright © 2007 by Michael Iachini. All rights reserved.)



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