Elllis Island Family Socks by Meagheen Ryan

Elllis Island Family Socks

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Knitting
October 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
120 - 400 yards (110 - 366 m)
toddler, youth ,teen, 2 adult sizes
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Ellis Island was the gateway for immigration for millions of people from 1892-1954.
Between 1905 and 1914 approx. 750,000 immigrants per year passed through Ellis Island. They came by boat on long hard trips. The first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island was Annie Moore from County Cork Ireland. She was but 15 years of age and traveled with her two brothers to meet her parents. She was given a 10 dollar gold coin. This was probably the most money she had ever seen.

Imagine if you can entire families leaving everything behind, some not having much more than the clothes on their backs. Imagine if you crowded into steerage for weeks on end in hopes that you arrived in America to start you new life healthy and safe. So for Ellis Island ,one pattern that fits an entire family.