Agua Dulce by J. L. Fleckenstein
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Agua Dulce

Knitting
May 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
800 - 820 yards (732 - 750 m)
One Size
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Agua Dulce is Spanish for “fresh water” or “sweet water”. There is a place in California named Agua Dulce, not too far north of Los Angeles. There you find Vasquez Rocks, a place of wonderful rock formations full of fantasy and dreams. I picnicked there on a perfect spring day with my daughter and parents and have treasured memories of the place.

You will enjoy the relaxing knitting of this piece, as the soft yarns of various textures slip through your fingers. Knit on large needles on the diagonal in garter stitch accented with occasional mesh inserts, a series of increases and decreases gives this asymmetric triangular shawl a bit of a curve to facilitate drapey wrapping.

This wrap may be made larger or smaller, according to your preferences. It is knit diagonally and works up into an asymmetric, elongated triangle with crescent shaped wings.

The piece is worked from tip to top, sideways on the bias and may be adjusted to any size you wish to go for.

Because of the wonderful “wings” that are plenty long, the shawl may be wrapped in many, many ways including draping it in a lovely hood, with plenty of wrap to go around your shoulders. Very lovely and romantic.

Finished measures are 92” along wingspan tip to tip, and then 15.5” from lower tip of triangle to upper edge of wingspan.

This is fun to knit and does not require a great deal of concentration, so it is a wonderful piece to work on during your favorite TV shows or movies, on a car ride, on vacation, or while chatting with friends at a coffee shop.

Instructions are written clearly and easy to follow. The pattern includes a photo that shows the entire shawl laid out on a large table.