Sonia Sotomayor Grapevine Collar by Donna Druchunas & Ava Coleman
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Sonia Sotomayor Grapevine Collar

Knitting
September 2015
Thread ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Grapevine Pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
300 yards (274 m)
4" / 10 cm wide by 34" / 86 cm long, or knit to desired length

By the 1800s, women’s collars especially had become not only fashion accessories, but also, in some cases, a sign of social status. Early in the century, American women decorated day or traveling dresses with collars as fashion statements. Mid-century, a young Civil War widow might use a simple lace- trimmed collar to embellish her mourning gowns some months after the loss of her husband… read more in Stories In Stitches 5.

This traditional grapevine motif makes a perfect decoration for this necktie version collar.