Venetian Lace: a slideshow

I’ve been fortunate enough over the past few years to have had the opportunity to travel to Venice on 4 separate occasions. Last year, I made it a point (pun intended) to visit the lace making school and museum on the charming island of Burano.

Making lace by hand is an art that is in danger of dying out. These are two talented ladies who are trying to prevent that from happening. They were kind enough to allow me to watch as they created the tiny stitches. Pictured here are just a few of the hundreds of stunning patterns displayed in the Schuola Merletto.

Knitting from the Stash: Diva Scarf

Lion Brand is offering a new twist on two classic styles, lace and ripples, by combining them in multiple colors.  Each time I come across something like this, I wonder why I didn’t think of it. What a pretty way to use up those partial skeins hanging around my yarn closet.

Here’s the pattern. Worsted weight yarn and size 9 (US) needles. Should work up fast once you learn the stitch pattern.