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I did, I did, I won!

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OMG, I cannot believe it! A month ago I entered a knitting contest on Deviantart… and guess what, I WON FIRST PRIZE! Yuhuuu!

For this contest they were looking for anything beach, seashore, or nautical, beach-y, summery colors, animals that live or spend part of their time on the beach, seashell and nautical sailing motifs, etc.

I closed my eyes thinking about the contest’s theme and a romantic dinner heated by the dusk popped into my mind. I immediately picked my needles and my favourite yarns and this is the result:

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N2L Seaside Goodies

A Dominican beach, a glass of red wine and the love and company of your other half.
The foamy little waves colour the pink shiny sand into a creamy beige. Algae complete the scenery like a diamond necklace completes a stylish evening dress.
Red, orange, pink, a touch of mauve and a hint of green… the sun is setting.
Close your eyes, can you picture my evening?

A. The N2L Shellfish Backpack Keyring

A very practical keyring, a functional backpack and a cute item to have.

This is not your usual Keyring, it is an actual mini backpack. The finished product measures 10 cm/ 7.5 cm and it can fit all sorts of individual “must haves”: a full size lipstick, an inhaler, a lighter, your hotel magnetic card, several folded notes etc.
Cherry on top, you can use the straps as a belt loop.
Personally, I would attach it to my bathing suit.

It is a fairly easy project that you could finish in a weekend.

B. The N2L Shellfish purse
A functional little purse that will become your most precious item on a night out.
When I go clubbing, I do not like carrying large purses on the dance floor. This little shell proved to be very practical for these kinds of situations.
If worn on the wrist the pearl strap will look like a bracelet and the shell will hang just enough for you to feel it in your palm.
It is spacious and it easily fits several notes, a couple of coins, your lipstick and even a mini perfume. The gap between the closing pearls is small enough to make it safe for you coins.
Last but not least, it is a stylish accessory that will complete your evening outfit.

Patterns now available on Ravelry and in my Etsy shop!

Last but not least, Thank You to all of you out there who believe in me!
Thank You for organizing this contest and for choosing this theme! It really inspired me!Love 
 Thanks to the sponsors, who have been very generous! Hug 
 Thank You to all the participant!Clap 

Spoil yourself with Egyptian cotton

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Yes, you got me! When it comes to my face I am really picky! I have been looking for ages for a facecloth to my liking; soft with enhanced absorption qualities, comfort and luxurious thickness… that kind of stuff… As I did not find any to buy I had to knit some myself! sNot only deliciously soft to touch, Egyptian cotton facecloths have a lavish thickness that makes them look invitingly glamorous. Cherry on top, they are easy to care for with a simple machine wash and tumble dry to keep their extra fine yarn fluffy and soft. A little indulgence you can enjoy every day!IMAG2004_1

Version 1. The ultimate softness, Sirdar snuggly

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Cast on 39 sts.

Row 1 (Right side): Knit across.
Row 2: K2, place marker, knit across to last 2 sts, place marker, K2.

Work Little Pyramid pattern stitch (see below) between markers keeping edge sts in Garter Stitch (knit each row) until piece measures approximately 8-1⁄4″ (21 cm) from cast on edge, ending by working Row 6.

{6 + 5 x 6}
Row 1 (Right side): [K5, P1] across to last 5 sts, K5.
Row 2: K1, P3, K1, [K2, P3, K1] across.
Row 3: [P2, K1, P3] across to last 5 sts, P2, K1, P2.
Row 4: P2, K1, P2, [P3, K1, P2] across.
Row 5: [K1, P3, K2] across to last 5 sts, K1, P3, K1.
Row 6: K5, [P1, K5] across.
Repeat Rows 1‐6 for pattern.

Last 2 Rows: Knit across, removing markers.
Bind off all sts in knit

IMAG1995_1Rib and Welt

Cast on 44 sts.
Row 1 (Right side): Knit across.
Row 2: K2, place marker, knit across to last 2 sts, place marker, K2.

Work Rib and Welt pattern stitch (see below) between markers keeping edge sts in Garter Stitch (knit each row) until piece measures approximately 8-1⁄4″ (21 cm) from cast on edge, ending by working Row 6.

{8 x 16}
Row 1 (Right side):
[K1, P1, K1, P5] across.
Row 2: [K5, P1, K1, P1] across.
Row 3: [K1, P1, K5, P1] across.
Rows 4 and 5: [K1, P5, K1, P1] across.
Row 6: [K1, P1, K5, P1] across.
Row 7: [K5, P1, K1, P1] across.
Row 8: [K1, P1, K1, P5] across.
Row 9: [P4, (K1, P1) twice] across.
Row 10: [(K1, P1) twice, K4] across.
Row 11: [K3, P1, K1, P1, K2] across.
Rows 12 and 13: [P2, K1, P1, K1, P3] across.
Row 14: [K3, P1, K1, P1, K2] across.
Row 15: [(K1, P1) twice, K4] across.
Row 16: [P4, (K1, P1) twice] across.
Repeat Rows 1‐16 for pattern.

 Last 2 Rows: Knit across, removing markers.

Bind off all sts in knit

IMAG2008_1Version 2. The ultimate spoil, Sublime Egyptian Cotton 

IMAG1999_1Diagonal to the left

For continuity work a multiple of 6 sts, +1 edge st on each side.

Row 1 (Right side): K1 (edge), [K3,P3] to the last st, K1 (edge).
Row 2 (and every alternate row): K1 (edge), work each st in the manner that it presents, K1 (edge),
Row 3: K1 (edge), [K2, P3, K1] to the last st, K1 (edge).
Row 5: K1 (edge), [K1, P3, K2] to the last st, K1 (edge).
Row 7: K1 (edge), [P3, K3] to the last st, K1 (edge).
Row 9: K1 (edge), [P2, K3, P1] to the last st, K1 (edge).
Row 11: K1 (edge), [P1, K3, P2] to the last st, K1 (edge).

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Basket Wave

For symmetry, work on a multiple of 6 + 2 sts, +1 edge st on each side.

Row 1 (Right side) and Row 7: Knit all sts.
Row 2 and Row 8: K1 (edge), purl all sts, K1 (edge)
Row 3 and Row 5: K1 (edge), [K2, P4] to the last 3 sts, K2, K1 (edge).
Row 4, Row 6, Row 10 and Row 12: K1 (edge), [work each st in the manner that it presents, K1 (edge).
Row 9 and Row 11: K1 (edge), [P3, K2,P1] to the last 3 sts, P2, K1 (edge).

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Double alternating Andalusian stitch 

For symmetry, work on a multiple of 6 + 2 sts, +1 edge st on each side.

Row 1 (Right side) and Row 3: Knit all sts.
Row 2K1 (edge), K2 [P4, K2] to the last st, K1 (edge).
Row 4 K1 (edge), P2, [P1, K2, P3] to the last st, K1 (edge).

 

Enjoy!