Monkey Wrench
by Sue McKinnell 8X32 Reel for 3C
1-8 1M and 3W dance toward each other, then dance around each other by right shoulders to end 1M in 2W place facing down and 3W in 2M place facing up. 2W step down and 2M step up on bars 3-4. All chase ˝ way around the set.
9-16 1M, 1W, & 2M at the bottom, and 2W, 3M, & 3W at the top, dance RH across and LH across, ending up one position further along CCW around the small circles formed by each group of three. End 3, 2, 1 on own sides.
17-24 1C cross RH, cast up behind 2C, who cross down LH. 1W dance ˝ figure of eight up between 3C WHILE 1M dance ˝ figure of eight down between 2C. All three couples end in the center in promenade hold facing up.
25-32 3C, 1C, & 2C dance a three-couple allemande.
Suggested music is Auld Reekie Hornpipe from Celebrate 50 Years with the Boston Branch or The Clansman from Miss Ogilvie’s Fancy by Green Ginger.
The first formation in this dance suggests the patchwork pattern Monkey Wrench to me.