The lace by music is a type of lace knitting. Borders or edgings that were made by women in the most remote villages of Portugal. I am developing a research and a collection of samples across the country on the subject. These lace have the particularity of being all made mostly in purl stitches and for that purpose a special “code” as been created to pass along those patterns from generation to generation. This “code” is the so-called “music” of the lace and is composed of a series of symbols created by people who at that time didn’t know how to read or write.
- Historical approach to lace by music
- Explanation of symbols and how to interpret them.
- Working lace by music samples.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, beginner lace, chart reading
US 5 / 6 knitting needles. 50 g of fingering weight yarn in a light color). Basic notions, as stitch markers, scissors etc...