It’s the Sonoran Sarape, inspired by the flora and fauna of the deserts in Arizona. The garment features motifs of a setting sun, a saguaro cactus, a long-nosed bat, and a whiptail lizard. It is knit in the round with side steeks and a v-neck opening. The finished size is 34 inches wide by 62 inches long when laid flat.
Some Sonoran Sarape field notes : The bat is, quite specifically, the lesser long-nosed bat, an endangered species that feeds on the Saguaro cactus at night. The Saguaros are tiny for the first 8 years of their life, growing about an inch and a half each year, and 35 years pass before the cactus blooms. Their characteristic arms may take 100 years to form. (Do you pronounce Saguaro correctly? We didn’t before this.)
The kit includes 27 balls of Jamieson & Smith jumper weight yarn in 11 different colors, the pattern, and a new totebag from Lost City Knits.