Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Civil War Sontag

If anyone wants to take part in knitting a sontag, you can join the knit-along on World Turn'd Upside Down.

Sontags were designed to add warmth without adding unnecessary bulk. They were frequently worn under cloaks to add a warm layer close to the body.  The pattern we are using is very becoming and was taken from a pattern in Godey's Lady's Book from 1860. Sontags are nicer than shawls because they tie on tight and there's a lot less readjusting while wearing.

All the instructions can be found here. The knit-along will probably be open until the end of September. Everyone is in a different spot and new knitters are welcome.

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