Remember that sontag I'm knitting my mom? There is a whole article in the newest Piecework magazine about sontags, complete with photos of women my mom knows.
Commend Me to a Knitting Wife: Knitting during
the American Civil War and A Civil War–Era Sontag to Knit by Colleen Formby
"The author’s research will enlighten anyone interested in re-creating period knitted goods. The sontag was an article of women’s clothing worn for warmth in mid-nineteenth-century America."