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.)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

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

The deviser of this dance, Basic Knitting, is Michael Iachini who started dancing in 2006-2007.

Basic Knitting Image
Basic Knitting (By Joan)


Dance Information Copyright by Michael Iachini, all rights reserved, 2007.
Image Copyright Joan Moran, all rights reserved, 2018.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'Basic Knitting' page