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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.