Sunday, May 15, 2011

Civil War Era Knitting


Here is a another knitting project I plan to start and never finish. It is a Civil War era sontag or bosom friend. The sontag was a common article of women's clothing. It was worn for warmth, and tied leaving the arms free.

12 comments:

Ghost said...

I think they used it to hold or carry things in as they worked. And you are not the only one who does not like to assemble squares. There are many out there with the same dislike. But no craft has features that are all good. Each one I have ever done had something to it that I did not like. Assembly of squares is the least evil of all of them. Smile!

crochetpotholder said...

I love your site and enjoy it alot i have even made some of the recipe's you have put there but, i love to knit and would love to know how to get the patter for the Sontag...Wanda in kansas

Susan said...

The sontag pattern is from Piecework magazine March 2009. It is also
at Ragged Soldier.

Susan said...

http://www.raggedsoldier.com/sontag.html

Magnolia Tea said...

Nifty! Does this mean you'll be participating in Civil War era events? We used to do American Revolution events till I realized how much money I'd put in it, lol.

ChaChaneen said...

This looks so familiar from different movies I've watched through the years! I lurve it, even if you never finish it. ha ha That was cute!

Mary Anne said...

Cool project. I can't wait to never see it :)

Sandy said...

Very cool. So, it's like a shawl wrapped from front to back, and back to front and tied?

hakucho said...

Love it! You HAVE to finish it...so we can see it please :)

Melody said...

Oh Wow Susan..how cool. See, like I said in this weeks post...what's old is new!

parTea lady said...

That sontag is an interesting project. I do hope that yours doesn't end up as a UFO - I'd like to see your version.

Cool Springs TN News said...

Very Cool! Now I'm curious what kind of Civil War crafts are for sale on Etsy!