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The 2 stitches I’ve chosen for this week’s rows in the Tea With Lady Grantham Shawl will be more Post Stitches that will give the impression of the Mock Rib stitch and Reverse Angle Mesh Lace used in the knitted Downton Abbey shawl–except my Front-Post and Back-Post Double Crochet Mesh Lace does not ‘reverse angle.’ These back post and front post double crochet stitches are a wonderful way to add texture to crocheted items, and today’s work is no exception. The second pattern will only be a little different from the first–but the difference in appearance is amazing!
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ABREVIATIONS & NOTES
*****CANADIAN/US CROCHET TERMS USED*****
sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; ch = chain; inc = increase; dec = decrease; * to * = repeat the instructions between the * – *
sc4 = make 1 single crochet in each of the next 4 (or other number given; and of course ‘dc4′ would mean ‘double crochet 4,’ etc.)
fpdc = front post double crochet; bpdc = back post double crochet
v-stitch = (dc, ch1, dc) all in the same stitch or in a ch 1 space–often in the centre ch1 of v-stitch the previous row, when I will say “v-stitch in v-stitch.”
THE FIRST STITCH PATTERN IN THIS SECTION USES FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET AND BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET, ALTERNATED; I INTEND IT TO MIMIC THE IDEA OF THE KNITTED MOCK RIB STITCH.
THE SECOND STITCH PATTERN THIS WEEK IS MUCH MORE OPEN AND LACY, WITH THE POST STITCHES SEPARATED BY A CHAIN 1 CREATING AN OPEN MESH.
IF YOU MAKE THIS SHAWL, PLEASE MARK IT AS A FAVOURITE IN RAVELRY AND LINK IT TO MY DESIGN PAGE–THANKS! YOU CAN ALSO POST PHOTOS AND COMMENTS ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE IF YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.
Copyright Note: the Downton Abbey tv set photos are not my copyright; they were found on the internet but clearly Copyright is held by the TV studio, Carnival Film & Television Ltd. I am using them only demonstrate fashion and social norms of the era.