Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Stafford Knot

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE STAFFORD KNOT (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Stafford Book

1- 8 1s+2s dance the Knot
9-16 2s+1s dance R&L
17-24 1s dance the Stafford Knot:
   1s cross down RH below 3s to cast up 1 place and cross RH to own side, 1s cast down below 3s to cross up LH to 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides (out and up to start) crossing up from 3rd place to 2nd place own sides

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Information

The Stafford knot, sometimes incorrectly referred to as the Staffordshire knot, is a distinctive three-looped knot that is the traditional symbol of the English county of Staffordshire and of its county town, Stafford. It is a particular representation of the simple overhand knot, the most basic knot of all.

Stafford Knot on Flag
The Stafford Flag, Blazoned With Eleven Stafford Knots

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