CROCHETED SONTAG:
SHAWL PATTERN
 
BY MRS. Jane Weaver.
 
Peterson’s Ladies National Magazine
March 1864
page 230 & color plate
 
 
 
 
In the front of the number we give a very beautiful pattern, in colors, for a Crocheted Sontag, Shawl Pattern.

Materials. – 3 oz. scarlet double zephyr; 3 oz. black; 2 oz. white.

1st row – 3 dc, 1 ch, miss 3, * 3 dc in the long loop made by the 2 next chain stitches, 1 ch, miss 3, * and repeat to the end of the row, making in the whole 28 groups, 3 stitches to the group.

2nd row – 3 dc between the 2nd and 3rd long stitch in last group of 1st row, 1 ch, 3 dc between the groups of 1st row, until 14 groups are worked; then work 3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc in the center of the 15th group of the 1st row.  This is the middle of the Sontag, and widens in a point at this place, as seen in the design.   1 ch, 3 dc, as before, to the end of the row, making 14 groups, as the other side.

3d row – Same as 2nd, widening in the same way in the center, and 1 group at each end.

Repeat until 12 rows are worked in red, then 2 rows black, 2 rows white, 2 black , 2 white, 2 black, 1 white, observing to widen in the same way every row.

For the Collar. – Begin where the work was commenced, and work 1 row red, 1 white, without widening; 1 row of black all round, widening in the center of the back, as before.  Finish with a tied tassel fringe, alternate black and red, 8 threads to each loop 8 inches long, 4 inches when doubled and tied.  Cord and tassels of black and red wool at the neck.

Peterson’s Ladies National Magazine
March 1864
page 230 & color plate