Bosom Friend, or Sontag circa 1860 by Colleen Formby

Bosom Friend, or Sontag circa 1860

March 2009
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in basketweave pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
872 yards (797 m)
Medium: 27" wide at shoulders
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This pattern is available for free.

Yarn and gauge recommended are from Piecework version.

  • Original Pattern taken from the January 1860 Godey’s Lady’s Book. Translation to modern knitting terms by Colleen Formby. No gauge information provided in this version. Made available January 2006.

  • A loop is put on one end, in front, and a button on the other, it crossed over and buttoned at the back; the back is fastened to a cord and tassels passing round the waist and tied in front.

Previously available for free at:

Added 4/2010 - Available for free at Ragged Soldier site