Saguaro Vest by Denise Bell

Saguaro Vest

January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1400 - 1500 yards (1280 - 1372 m)
34.25, 37.25, 40, 42.75, 45.75
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This pattern is available for $6.00 USD
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There are places that simply astound with beauty, and then there are seemingly simple places where one must look closer to see what’s going on. The former get all of the attention, but I’m drawn to the latter.

The Sonoran Desert is such a place. It ranges from Mexico northward to central Arizona and reaches west into California and the Baja Peninsula. It’s vast and desolate. But there is a lot going on if you look closely.

I’ve chosen both subtle and iconic motifs to depict this unique area.

The Saguaro Cactus can live 200 years, and usually doesn’t develop its characteristic arms until it is 70 years old.

A subtle depiction of the Diamondback Rattlesnake repeats in a sage green throughout.

Bringing life to it all is the desert sun. I’ve depicted my own version, using southwestern colors.

The Saguaro Vest adds a layer of warmth against the winter chill. Colors from Jamieson & Smith help create a distinctively southwestern garment.

This garment is worked in the round from the hem up, with steeks for the armholes and v-neck.

The Saguaro Vest is available as a stand alone pattern and as a kit on the Lost City Knits website. As an introduction to the pattern customers can use the coupon code CACTUS to purchase the pattern, yarn, and tote bag for $100. This offer expires February 14th, 2019.

J&S Jumper Weight Shetland color and (quantity)
132 (1)
FC43 (1)
FC45 (1)
202 (1)
FC12 (1)
FC46 (2)
32 (1)
1281 (2)
1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2)
FC38 (1)