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Meg's Hug-Me-Tight

Crochet
February 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches in dc in back-loop-only
5.5 mm (I)
400 - 900 yards (366 - 823 m)
Directions written to fit any size
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What was that amazing garment Meg wore in the 1994 Little Women movie? (She wears it in the scene after Amy’s fall through the ice).

Was it a shrug? A pelerine? A fichu? Or perhaps a sontag (AKA “Bosom Buddy”)?

We finally called it a “Hug-Me-Tight,” defined by Merriam-Webster as “a woman’s short usually knitted sleeveless close-fitting jacket – first known use 1860”, which fits right in with the Civil War era Little Women. (Ours is crocheted, as was the one in the movie!)