I knitted this lace doily so many years ago that I can no longer remember where the pattern came from. The thread is 100% silk and will have been from 21st Century yarns.
I have very limited space to display doilies though I have always loved making them, either knitted or tatted. Tatting stands up even to cats kneading on it and can be easily washed and ironed if subject to muddy paw-prints (and everything in my home IS!) But knitted lace is a little more fragile and needs to be blocked after every wash. So I found a solution.
I dressed a doll and used the doilie as a shawl for her. The doll lives in my china cabinet, safe from the attentions of my cats.
I long ago decided that I could have either ornaments or cats, but not both. If there isn't room for something fragile in the china cabinet then there isn't room for it in my house.