December RMT

December RMT

It’s the eve of December!  And I am so happy to tell you all that my house is decorated, my cards are addressed and all the gifts are bought and wrapped!  Did I have you going for even a minute?  Absolutely none of that is done, N.O.N.E.  There is still much to do, including lots of knitting, and I’m guessing it’s the same at your house!  So, let’s add to that craziness a beautiful dishcloth!  This is one of Betty’s amazing designs, so it does contain a few new stitches, full instructions will be included as we come to them.  It is not a holiday design, so no hints on colors!  Enjoy!

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Come back to THIS post every day through December, and I’ll add two additional rows  to the pattern, listing the new rows under the date they are posted.  Don’t worry if you miss a day, I will just add the rows, never remove them.     **You may find it helpful to bookmark thedomesticdash.com, so you can find your way back!**

Use any worsted weight cotton yarn you like, (but a solid color will show up the design better).

Knit so that you create a ‘firm’ fabric, to really show off the relief stitches.  The tighter you knit the cloth, the more the design will POP!  For most of you, this will be a size 7 needle.  If you like a smaller dishcloth try using a dk weight cotton and a size 5 needle.

Just for fun, if/when you have a guess as to the design, leave a comment, the FIRST person to make an exact guess will win a prize from The Quarter Stitch in Wilmington, NC!  Good Luck!

Cast on 45 stitches

Row 1- Knit all stitches.

Row 2- Knit all stitches.

Row 3- Knit all stitches.

Row 4- Knit all stitches.

Row 5- K4, P1, K1, P1, B, P5, B, (P1, K1)x 13, P1, K4.

Row 6- K4, (P1, K1)x13, P2, K5, P2, K1, P1, K4.

Row 7- K4, (P1, K1)x2, B, P5, B, P2, (K1, P1) x12, K4.

Row 8- K4, (P1, K1)x13, P1, K5, P1, (K1, P1,)x2, K4.

Row 9- K4, (P1, K1)x2, P1, B, P5, B,  P1, (K1, P1)x12, K4.

Row 10- K4,  P3, (K1, P1)x11, P1, K5, P2, (K1, P1)x2, K4.

Row 11- K4, (P1, K1)x2, P2,  B, P5, B, P2, (K1, P1)x8, K10.

Row 12: K4, P9, (K1, P1)x7, P2,  K5, P1, (K1, P1)x3, K4.

Row 13- K4, (P1, K1)x3, P1, B, P5, B, (P1, K1)x5, K17.

Row 14- K4, P13, (K1, P1)x5, P1, K5, P2, (K1,P1)x3, K4.

Row 15- K4, (P1, K1)x3, P3, K3, P3, (K1, P1)x3, K20.

Row 16- K4, P16, (P1, K1)x3, K3, P3, K3, (K1, P1)x3, K4.

Row 17– K10, P3, K3, P3, K11, SB, K14

Row 18- K4, P9, K1, P1, K1, P10, K3, P3, K3, P6, K4.

Row 19- K10, P9, K9, P1, K3, P1, K12.

Row 20- K4, P7, K1, P5, K1, P8  K9, P6, K4.

Row 21-  K10, P9, K6, P2, K7, P2, K9.

Row 22- K4, P22, K9, P6, K4.

Row 23- K10, P9, K26

Row 24- K4, P22, K2, yo, k2tog, K1, ssk, yo, K2, P6, K4.

Row 25- K10, P9, K26.

Row 26- K4, P22, K9, P6, K4.

Row 27- K10, P9,  K26.

Row 28- K4, P22, K9, P6, K4.

Row 29- K10, P9, K26.

Row 30- K4, P22, K2, yo, k2tog, K1, ssk, yo, K2,  P6, K4.

Row 31- K10, P9, K26.

Row 32- K4, P22, K9, P6, K4.

Row 33:- K10, P9, K7, SB, K18.

Row 34- K4, P13, K1, P1, K1, P8, K5, P8, K4.

Row 35- K12, P5, K7, P1, K3, P1, K16.

Row 36- K4, P11, K1. P5, K1, P6, K5, P8, K4.

Row 37- K12, P5, K5, P1, K7, P1, K14.

Row 38- K4, P24, K5, P8, K4.

Row 39- K12, P5,  K28.

Row 40- K4, P24, K5, P8, K4.

Row 41- K12, P5, K28.

Row 42- K4, P24, K5, P8, K4.

Row 43- K12, P5, K28.

Row 44- K4, P24, K5, P8, K4.

Row 45- K12, (p1, dyo)x4, P1, K28,    (49 sts)     Note: double yo counts as one stitch

Row 46- K4, P24, K9 (dropping one side of each dyo), P8, K4.   (49 sts)

Row 47- K12, P9, K17, P1, K10. (49)

Row 48- K4, P5, K1, P1, K1, P16, (k2tog)x2, K1, (k2tog)x2, P8, K4.   (45 sts)

Row 49- K12, P2, B, P2, K15, P1, K3, P1, K8.

Row 50- K4. P3, K1,  P5, K1, P16, K1, P10, K4.

December 26- I hope you all had a good one!  It’s been a whirlwind of family fun here!

 Row 51- K45.

Row 52- K4, P37, K4.

December 27- And the winner is Tina! I hope you are all seeing a Lighthouse!  and her prize is a pretty ball of Cascade Heritage Prints in their new fair isle patterns!  I have so enjoyed this one, I hope you have as well!

Row 53- K45

Row 54- K4, P37, K4.

Row 55- K45.

Row 56- K4, P37 K4.

Row 57 – 60-  Knit across.

Bind off.

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STITCH KEY  

B: (bobble):  Cast on 3 sts on the left hand needle using the knitted cast on method.  Then, slip the next 4 sts to the right needle and using the tip of the left needle, lift the 4th st over 3the remaining st and off the ndl,  then 3rd st over 2 the remaining two sts and off the ndl and then the 2nd st, over the last st and off  the ndl. The remaining stitch stays on the right hand needle without being worked.
Knitted Cast On : Knit the next st, leaving it on the left hand needle, pull the new stitch, (on the right hand needle), toward you a bit to loosen it, then place it back on the left needle by putting the tip of the left needle over (toward you) and through the new stitch.

SB: Small bobble- Same as B except only cast on two sts at the begining.

SSK- Slip, slip, knit- Slip a stitch knitwise, slip a 2nd stitch knitwise.  Take the left hand needle through the front of these 2 stitches left to right and knit the 2 together. – 1 stitch.

YO– Yarn over needle, + 1 stitch.

DYO- Double yarn over- Yarn twice around needle.

 

127 Responses

  1. CVSuzie
    CVSuzie November 30, 2014 at 8:44 pm | | Reply

    Whoa…I’m the first one to comment. Hi everyone. Welcome to December’s Dishie. I liked November’s reversible angel. Thank you Betty and Claire. I am looking forward to my two rows of sanity during the holidays.

  2. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson November 30, 2014 at 9:02 pm | | Reply

    I’ll be the second to comment. Not gonna make a giess yet as I need help! Gotta see a few rows first. Hope everyone had a grand nd glorious Thanksgiving. We got to see our three grands and a great time was had by all. Happy knitting!

  3. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson November 30, 2014 at 9:03 pm | | Reply

    Shoot! That is GUESS! Hate typing with three fingers in this iPad! Oh well…

  4. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson November 30, 2014 at 9:29 pm | | Reply

    Wasn’t gonna guess, but what the hey.. How about a Christmas star? Or a Christmas tree with a star? Or a reindeer? Or Santa? How about Santa’s sled?
    Maybe a Christmas elf? A stocking? A snowflake? Sheesh. Could be anything! Cannot wait to see it. Need to decide on a color. Did the last one in green, so maybe red or white this time…

  5. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson November 30, 2014 at 9:35 pm | | Reply

    I am having difficulty posting tonight. If there are multiples, please forgive me! I shall try one last time! Could it be a Christmas star, or maybe a Christmas tree with a star? Santa? Santa’s sled? A Christmas reindeer – maybe Rudolph? An elf? A snowflake? A Christmas present? A Christmas cookie? Mrs. Claus? Manger scene? Gotta get going on this. Can’t wait to see!

  6. Pat Beyle
    Pat Beyle November 30, 2014 at 9:36 pm | | Reply

    This is sooooooooo cool. I love it. Please, keep doing this pat

  7. Marjorie
    Marjorie November 30, 2014 at 10:36 pm | | Reply

    The mystery is in the first rows are two garter stitch instead of seed stitch. I wonder what we are going to end up with—-not a holiday design either the mystery thickens. Bring it on Betty we are up to the challenge.

  8. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. December 1, 2014 at 12:46 am | | Reply

    I’m guessing a snowman, bird-cardinal?, evergreen tree with snow on the branches, snowball, stocking cap, puppy, kitty, snow skier on a ski slope. Poinsettia or a Christmas cactus.

  9. Nancy
    Nancy December 1, 2014 at 1:52 am | | Reply

    We did Christmas last month! How about something for the New Year? Like 2015 or champagne glasses and confetti? I’m Thankful for Claire, Eve, and Betty for all the wonderful dishcloth patterns they provide us over the year/months. Last months reversible angel was beautiful! I can’t believe it’s already December!

  10. OhDarn
    OhDarn December 1, 2014 at 11:23 am | | Reply

    Yes, you had me going there for a minute, Claire….all I could think of was “Wow, maybe I should get some of those vitamin injections Claire got”! >:-)

  11. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 1, 2014 at 3:35 pm | | Reply

    Claire, Thank you for all the wonderful dishcloths we have made.
    Betty, Thank you for all the dishcloth patterns you have provided to this group.

    Since we did the Christmas Angel last month and Claire said this is not a holiday pattern, I am hoping for a butterfly because I need to make 4 butterfly dishcloths this month for a birthday gift in January

  12. Karen H.
    Karen H. December 1, 2014 at 4:11 pm | | Reply

    Hi Everyone!! I’m always excited to start a new cloth and new guesses. Since it’s not a holiday one then I’m thinking winter. So a snowflake, sled, snowman, a skater, a fire in a fireplace, a snowy cabin in the woods, a deer in the snowy woods, too many ideas. I’m using white since I’m thinking snow. Oh, maybe it’ll be my snow angel! I hope I can keep up this month with all the holiday stuff to be done. I need to get motivated but it just seems like Christmas is coming way too fast! 24 days til Christmas!! Is anyone totally ready yet???? Of course I doubt any of you would admit it for fear of the rest of us teasing you about being so organized!!!

  13. Sheryl Swanson
    Sheryl Swanson December 2, 2014 at 1:14 am | | Reply

    Looking forward to this months dishcloth. Sheryl S.

  14. Heather
    Heather December 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm | | Reply

    Yay! I caught up with the rest of November today and knocked out 4 rows of ??garter instead of seed?? wow – what a way to go.
    Thank you Claire, Betty, Eva, everyone – I missed 2 months this year but still ended with 10 cloths to be delivered in pairs with soap from the farmers’ market for Christmas gifting. I loved looking at them all together and finding out I had worked through a rainbow during the year (red, orange, yellow, hot green, sage green, light blue, medium blue, purple, hot pink, and white). This one will be robin’s egg blue – peaceful to get me through the actual holidays and steady into next year.
    thank you all for being here as a rock of (dare I say it) sanity in this crazy world. 🙂

  15. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson December 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm | | Reply

    Okay… I was so excited about this mystery knit I misread winter for Christmas. Ah-duuuuuhhh! Chose white cotton, and after rethinking this, came up with more guesses. Here we go: Winter star, snowflake star, polar bear, cup of hot chocolate with whipped topping, penguins on ice, ice skaters, doe and fawn(s) in wintry woods, deer with antlers, or maybe a winter cottage with trees and snow. How about a snowman family, icicles, a snow covered church or even a fireplace with burning logs? The guesses are endless.

    Am so happy Claire and her friends take time to do this for us each month. Claire, you rock! I so appreciate all you do.

  16. Wendy
    Wendy December 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm | | Reply

    Hi all!
    Just finished the angel of last month. I had some difficult weeks so I’had to catch up a lot of rows…
    Going to give this one a try, but I don’t know if it will work for me, since I’just learned to knit. I can knit, purl and thats about it….
    Maybe it’s time to learn a new stitch.
    Have a great December everyone!

  17. CVSuzie
    CVSuzie December 2, 2014 at 7:14 pm | | Reply

    Heather, I like your idea about making the cloths, adding the soap, and giving them away as gifts. Everyone I know knits and doesn’t need them. However, they would go great on our library sale table and raise a bit of $$$ for the library. I think that is what I am going to do with mine. The most fun for me is making them but I can only use so many. Thank you again Claire and Betty! I enjoy every month.

  18. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. December 2, 2014 at 11:26 pm | | Reply

    Some more guesses—Snow rabbit and snow owl. Both are pure white. Maybe a deer or a squirrel.

  19. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 2, 2014 at 11:27 pm | | Reply

    This bobble stitch is a bit different. I hope I am doing it right. 🙂 I like the challenge!

  20. Betty W
    Betty W December 3, 2014 at 9:04 am | | Reply

    You can do this, you can do this…. just keep saying that to yourself.

    The bobble isn’t a difficult stitch to manipulate once you get the hang of it. Note: as you do the knitted cast on you will have the original stitch and three added stitches on the left needle when you are finished. These four are the ones you move to the right needle, one by on as if to purl. When that’s done, just pull the furthest stitch of the 4 from the tip of the right needle over it’s 3 buddies and off the needle. Don’t worry if it’s wrap seems loose, it will be ok after it’s pals join it. When you have moved all three of the cast on sts over and off the needle, put a little tension into the next couple of sts and on the next row, use your finger to poke the bobble to the right side as you knit past it. I’m loving your guesses.

    Wendy…. post any questions you have about the knitting. This is a fantastic group who are quite willing to help and Claire or I will jump in too to talk you through any snags you might come across. Just have fun. I’m knitting the cloth again before Claire posts the lines just to make sure all is in order : )

  21. Heather Thomas
    Heather Thomas December 3, 2014 at 9:08 am | | Reply

    Hi Wendy – glad you’re here – just hang on and you’ll get through the new stitches (they’re usually just variations on knits and purls anyway, go slow, it’ll work out) and in the end, it’s still a washcloth and quite usable. 🙂

    CVSuzie – I love the idea of the library fundraiser, if I ever get fast enough to make more than one of each, I’ll keep that in mind. Even though my mom knits, she doesn’t do things for herself (wonder where I get that?) so it’s wonderful to give her things too – and she appreciates the work – she got my first ever pair of socks years ago and loves them, I only made a pair for myself this past year.

    hopefully I’ll get some more cloths made up for my boys, then I get to use them too! so nice of them to share.

  22. Wendy
    Wendy December 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm | | Reply

    Thank you both! I used youtube to learn the knitted cast on, and then I just did what the pattern said. I think it looks okay 😉
    But I will ask if there is something I dont understand.
    For now, bedtime…. 11pm here!

  23. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 3, 2014 at 5:36 pm | | Reply

    Betty, Thank you for the step by step instructions. Now I ma sure I did it correctly. I am looking forward to discovering the picture in the dishcloth.

  24. CVSuzie
    CVSuzie December 3, 2014 at 7:57 pm | | Reply

    Betty, Terrific further explanation off the bobble and knitted cast-on in the Dec 3rd comment you made. I was able to do both without going to a video. Such cute little bobbles. I have learned more ways to do bobbles with the dishies than at any other time in my life!

  25. CVSuzie
    CVSuzie December 3, 2014 at 8:02 pm | | Reply

    Heather, I won’t do more than one of each pattern for the library. That would be true dedication. But, pretty soon I’ll be giving the ones I do make to the library. No one pays much but every penny helps and it keeps me out of the bars :)ar

  26. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm | | Reply

    Well, today after the great instructions from Betty, I had no problem with the bobbles. I think I see rocks on a walkway leading to a home or church.

  27. Nancy
    Nancy December 3, 2014 at 9:28 pm | | Reply

    I guess by now we have all figured out why this months border is garter stitch instead of seed stitch! LOL! Always keeping us guessing!

  28. Betty W
    Betty W December 3, 2014 at 10:08 pm | | Reply

    Way to go guys… I’m happy the bobble made it’s appearance ok. This version is a bit easier and quicker I think than the knitting and purling and turning into the same stitch. I do tend to use them liberally but there won’t be too many more in this design. And…. thanks for the encouragement. Sometimes my fingers run on and on when I type; much of that time they should just stop : )

  29. Janita
    Janita December 4, 2014 at 12:11 am | | Reply

    This kind of bobble is actually fun and quite cute too. Loving the look of the seed stitch.

  30. Heather
    Heather December 4, 2014 at 8:41 am | | Reply

    I agree that this bobble is easier for me to keep on the proper side of the fabric than the multiple knits and purls into the same stitch. I like that we get to practice new stitches in an un-intimidating environment of a dishcloth. (My other favorite practice ground is stuffed toys – in both cases, if I mess up, the object is still loveable and usable). Thanks everyone – I still have no ideas, but I’m enjoying the zen-ness of my robin’s egg blue.

  31. CVSuzie
    CVSuzie December 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm | | Reply

    Bobble-Betty, I think the jury has come back with a verdict. These are the easiest and nicest looking bobbles ever.

  32. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez December 5, 2014 at 12:25 am | | Reply

    Well I have to say I enjoyed learning a new way to do a bobble. I have no idea what the picture is though especially since you said this was not holiday related. I thought at first

  33. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez December 5, 2014 at 12:29 am | | Reply

    Whoops my computer did something funky. I thought this might be fireworks with 2015 of the new year but since this is not holiday related I had to scratch that guess. I like the blue color I am using as well. No matter what it is this is a relaxing task I save for evening.

  34. Wendy
    Wendy December 5, 2014 at 5:33 am | | Reply

    I like the bobbles too! Glad that I started this cloth, now I learned a new stitch 🙂
    I don’t have any idea yet what the pattern will be…

  35. glynis
    glynis December 5, 2014 at 3:36 pm | | Reply

    I switched to a different color this month because of the garter edge. The rest all make a matched set perhaps to join together for a baby blanket. But I’m liking my new yarn a lot too and the pattern is intriguing. Maybe it is a garden path with shrubs along side leading up to a house. My guess so far anyway.

  36. Marjorie
    Marjorie December 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm | | Reply

    Finish November and am caught up with December. I always start writing Christmas greeting to England Thanksgiving evening and when I had finish them I looked at all the cards on the desk and thought why not do all of the Christmas cards. Now I have to start decorating the house for Christmas. I am going with a gingerbread house maybe a little holiday but gingerbread is good anytime. I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

  37. Marjorie
    Marjorie December 6, 2014 at 2:59 pm | | Reply

    I reread and need to qualify I am thinking gingerbread for the dishy not my Christmas decorations.

  38. Wendy
    Wendy December 7, 2014 at 4:01 am | | Reply

    Frogged mine completely. Did somethi g wro g and with the kids around me I could’t concentrate.
    So now I’ll start over. Kids are playing so I hope they won’t bother me 🙂

  39. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 7, 2014 at 2:56 pm | | Reply

    Ribbit Ribbit……….. Yep I frogged mine too. I dropped a bobble stitch and couldn’t figure out how to fix it. I am back to today’s rows so I feel better. I am working on this one and 4 butterfly dishcloths for a birthday gift. I have one complete and 3 more to go.

  40. Marjorie
    Marjorie December 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm | | Reply

    If you drop a stitch on the bobble just pull out the bobble until you are down to the original stitch. You may have to undo it depending on how many stitches you have moved over, have an extra needle handy to catch the stitch—maybe a cable needle would help.

  41. Heather Thomas
    Heather Thomas December 8, 2014 at 12:26 pm | | Reply

    Watch out for those bobbles – although we might be through them all now – I’m catching up from Friday and the weekend and on row 11 a bobble ate an extra stitch (figured it out and corrected it) – I guess I should bring lunch for the dishcloth too now!

    1. Tina
      Tina December 10, 2014 at 6:27 am | | Reply

      LOL…giggling…
      Thanks!

  42. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 9, 2014 at 1:00 am | | Reply

    Did we miss ROW 17? or are the last two rows misnumbered?

  43. jonibee
    jonibee December 9, 2014 at 6:25 am | | Reply

    Did I miss something? Yes! Row #17…we can’t go on without it..and it’s not even April 1st….

  44. jonibee
    jonibee December 9, 2014 at 6:25 am | | Reply

    Did I miss something? Yes! Row #17…we can’t go on without it..and it’s not even April 1st….

  45. jonibee
    jonibee December 9, 2014 at 6:26 am | | Reply

    Sorry for the double “whammy”….

  46. Wendy
    Wendy December 9, 2014 at 6:43 am | | Reply

    I think it is misnumbered, if I look at the two rows it seems logic to me, so I take the risk and just make them

  47. Wendy
    Wendy December 9, 2014 at 6:49 am | | Reply

    Hmmm, I ghink I’ll change my mind and wait, just to be sure. Don’t want to frog again 😉

  48. Heather Thomas
    Heather Thomas December 9, 2014 at 8:12 am | | Reply

    I think we just misnumbered as well – who needs a 17 anyway. 🙂

  49. Heather Thomas
    Heather Thomas December 9, 2014 at 8:12 am | | Reply

    I think those bobbles are looking like luminaries along a path now – just don’t know where they’re taking us….

  50. Judy
    Judy December 9, 2014 at 10:28 am | | Reply

    Thank you to those, who caught the missing Row 17!!!
    I would never have noticed. I’m in a holding pattern, literally! Like others, based on previous rows’ stitches, I think there may be a Row 17 that is missing, not just renumbered.
    I think I’ll wait for Claire to clarify it.

  51. Marjorie
    Marjorie December 9, 2014 at 11:06 am | | Reply

    Looking at the stitches I believe we are missing row 17. I think I will wait until Claire gives us the OK.

  52. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez December 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm | | Reply

    This is starting to look like some kind of bug with antennae. Maybe a lady bug or bumble bee. I did not catch the missing row so if there is one, I will be frogging back.

  53. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm | | Reply

    MIralee, If the row is missed, I will be frogging back two rows also. I am still thinking it is a path leading up to a church or house… or maybe a gazebo?

  54. Betty W
    Betty W December 9, 2014 at 10:18 pm | | Reply

    Hi guys…

    I’m glad you guys are on top of things too. I took a couple of days off so didn’t realize what had happened until Claire called me tonight. Glad we are back on track again. Miralee & Elizabeth and anyone else who moved along – hope you were able to frog down the two rows and pick up again. I’m still lovin’ all the guesses – ABSOLUTELY loved the bug with antennae guess. I went ahead and finished my final knit of this cloth so had to go get it to see where row 17 falls in the knitting. What a great imagination !! Trying to form a picture with cables and lace is difficult for me so I always worry that what I see just isn’t there for everyone. I think …. um, hope …. you will like this knit though (knock knock) so hang in there.

  55. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 9, 2014 at 10:18 pm | | Reply

    After the new post….. tink tink tink tink! lol

  56. Marjorie
    Marjorie December 9, 2014 at 11:18 pm | | Reply

    I am glad that I waited. I agree that it is a path I am thinking it is to a ginger bread house or maybe I am just hungry.

  57. Tina
    Tina December 10, 2014 at 8:25 am | | Reply

    My guess is this wonderful dishcloth is related to home and love/heart. Such as; “Home Sweet Home” with a heart, “family ‘heart'”, “Home ‘heart'”, “Follow Your ‘heart'”. And mine is being worked in ‘Sunburst’, a nice joyful yellow! Thanks Betty, even if my guest is wrong.

  58. Tina
    Tina December 10, 2014 at 8:26 am | | Reply

    My guess is this wonderful dishcloth is related to home and love/heart. Such as; “Home Sweet Home” with a heart, “family ‘heart’”, “Home ‘heart’”, “Follow Your ‘heart’”. And mine is being worked in ‘Sunburst’, a nice joyful yellow! Thanks Betty, even if my guesS is wrong!

    1. Tina
      Tina December 10, 2014 at 8:28 am | | Reply

      And thank you very much Claire, for this fabulous, fun, and doable knit-a-long!

  59. Heather Thomas
    Heather Thomas December 10, 2014 at 8:40 am | | Reply

    well, I’ll be tinking along with the rest of you and reknitting WITH row 17 today. Probably while watching my sick kid – I hate sinus infections. 🙁

  60. Annbeth
    Annbeth December 10, 2014 at 8:47 am | | Reply

    First I thought it was a shoot. For throwing snowballs.Now I think it isa gum ball path,leading to a candy cottage,hoping there are candy canes.What I really love is the quality of This cloth. It is going to be a good scrubber.
    Wishing all a Merry Christmas,Happy Chanuka,Wonerful New Year and great knitting.
    Thanks for this site
    Annbeth

  61. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez December 10, 2014 at 10:08 am | | Reply

    Betty, everything is fixed. I think I am now seeing a bridge. Or a path to a garden gate. I liked the bug but changing the rows changed the picture. It always amazes me how quickly you ladies guess the picture. I usually get the aha moment about 5 rows from the end

  62. Marjorie
    Marjorie December 10, 2014 at 9:34 pm | | Reply

    Miralee, Like you I have a hard time seeing the picture but it is so much fun knitting and reading every ones comments. I feel like I have a bunch of new friends and you are all long stemmed red roses.

  63. CVSuzie
    CVSuzie December 11, 2014 at 8:34 pm | | Reply

    Cute pattern. Have no idea what it is. I am with Miralee on this. I’ll see it when we are five rows from the end. I was a couple of days behind so I didn’t get involved in the “tink-back” of row 17. But, I am very good (excellent in fact) when it comes to “tinking” or “rip-its” so no problem. I learn a lot from “tinking” because….well girls….I make a lot of mistakes. Snicker!

  64. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 11, 2014 at 10:49 pm | | Reply

    I got it all tinked back with no problems. Now I see a low flying bird and windows in the house. I can’t wait to see the finished picture!

  65. Wendy
    Wendy December 12, 2014 at 4:00 am | | Reply

    Hi everyone!

    I knit my rows every day, but don’t talk much.
    I enjoy the comments of you all 🙂
    But now I need to say what I see…
    I think I see a candle
    (Would be nice because I am a Partylite consultant )

  66. Betty W
    Betty W December 12, 2014 at 8:03 am | | Reply

    Hi Wendy… Welcome to the guessing games. Aside from making something that can be used (no matter how mine turn out I always use them)… I love the guessing that goes on with this group. Day 12 today – yikes… something tells me I’ll be burning plenty of candles getting ready for Christmas morning this year.

  67. glynis
    glynis December 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm | | Reply

    I no longer see the house but I’m loving all the interesting textures here. I might be seeing a (duck) face with (beak) tongue sticking out on a long neck with the bobbles. The eyelets are the eyes of course. But I don’t seriously think it is anything of the kind. Then keeping to that theme the v shaped motif is a bird in flight as mentioned by someone earlier. So it is an avian themed dish cloth. The seed stitch is the ground or water and the stockinette is the sky. If so we may have more birds in flight up there.

  68. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 12, 2014 at 9:18 pm | | Reply

    As I sit and look at my dishcloth, I see a bird house with birds flying toward it.

  69. Tina
    Tina December 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm | | Reply

    Wanted to post another guess this morning when I could see the two rows added for today and finally got here at 2339hr with 2 new rows posted that I can knit! Oh! My guess is a lighthouse. Or since there is more than just the potential lighthouse, a lighthouse scene. Now I am thinking this would look nice in colors.

  70. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez December 13, 2014 at 11:11 am | | Reply

    Maybe a docked boathouse with a seagull swooping in for dinner.

  71. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez December 13, 2014 at 11:15 am | | Reply

    But then if you turn it upside down it could be a Chinese New Years dragon or a caterpiller

    1. Tina
      Tina December 14, 2014 at 10:51 am | | Reply

      OoooOoo! I like this guess!

  72. Nancy
    Nancy December 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm | | Reply

    I agree with Tina. I think it’s a lighthouse scene with birds.

  73. jonibee
    jonibee December 15, 2014 at 5:45 am | | Reply

    Reminds me of the lighthouse in York Maine…I think my daughter would really like this one..so she’ll be the one to receive it…Those birds are Sea Gulls…Mine is done up in Marine Blue…I think it’s a good choice…

  74. CVSuzie
    CVSuzie December 15, 2014 at 7:42 pm | | Reply

    This is such a cool knit. Those who guessed a lighthouse and at least one seagul may be on to something. At first I thought it was some sort of critter but if it is…he is now “growing” a second pairs of eyes. Yikes.

  75. Heather Thomas
    Heather Thomas December 16, 2014 at 8:28 am | | Reply

    hmmm, I know it’s supposed to be “wintery”, but I’m still out in the cold as to what it might be!

  76. Marjorie
    Marjorie December 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm | | Reply

    I can see the idea of a light house but the size of the bird is scary.

  77. jonibee
    jonibee December 17, 2014 at 7:37 am | | Reply

    The lighthouse is there in all kinds of weather from Spring to Winter and it could possible have some kind of decoration on the top of it for the holiday..but the light-beam is a beacon that signifies hope and safety…

  78. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez December 17, 2014 at 9:56 am | | Reply

    I just had a thought. I wonder if this is going to be the Statue of Liberty with the 2015 date. Well whatever this water scene is really pretty in the Aqua color I chose.

  79. Annbeth
    Annbeth December 19, 2014 at 6:48 am | | Reply

    Maybe it’s the door to the UNFROZEN CASTLE and the birds are happily flying because Elsa & her Sister are home for Xmas.I always had a vivid imagination.Happy Holidays All.
    Annbeth

  80. OhDarn
    OhDarn December 19, 2014 at 8:49 am | | Reply

    I have been sitting this one out (“thank heavens for the peace and quiet…” says CVSuzie) while I knit furiously on a Christmas gift but I can’t wait to see (hear) what this one will be.

    Knit on, everyone, knit on! Only FIVE days til Christmas!!!

  81. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez December 19, 2014 at 10:38 am | | Reply

    Oh no, I used a partial ball of yarn for this cloth. I thought I had enough but I am running low. I don’t think I am going to make it. I don’t have anymore of this color. Well I guess this cloth will be used by me

  82. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 19, 2014 at 10:25 pm | | Reply

    MIralee, I am running into the same problem. I started with a partial ball of yarn too. I hope that I have enough. If I don’t have enough, I am going to just use another shade of green to complete my dishcloth.

  83. Wendy
    Wendy December 20, 2014 at 5:37 am | | Reply

    Still knitting my 2 rows every day, but my imagination is running low. I don’thave a clue what it can be. It will be a big surprise for me when it’s finished 🙂

  84. Karen H.
    Karen H. December 20, 2014 at 11:20 am | | Reply

    I’ve been having to sit this one out too like you OhDarn! It makes me sad but I have been keeping up on reading the comments. I plan on picking up my needles the day after Christmas to work on this one. Hopefully I can catch up before it’s all over! I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!! Blessings to one and all!!

  85. CVSuzie
    CVSuzie December 20, 2014 at 8:15 pm | | Reply

    Ah…there you are OhDarn. I thought you might be sitting this one out. Very, very quiet. Gals, she is like Claire…making all her Christmas presents. What a woman. I am not. Hence, that is why I am enjoying this knit. We now have what I think is a lighthouse and two birds. I have been enjoying these moments of sanity. Knit on. Santa is watching!

  86. jonibee
    jonibee December 21, 2014 at 5:10 am | | Reply

    Color-blocking makes these cloths pretty..it gives them a different look right now mine is Marine blue on the bottom and about a half it’s Sunshine yellow…

    1. Tina
      Tina December 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm | | Reply

      Providence has worked out very well for you! Sunshine and water! Mine is all yellow, ‘starburst’ but Sunshine Yellow would work too! I have been thinking this mat be a perfect scrap wash/dishcloth! Blues &/ greens at the bottom and can you imagine what all the possible colorful skies could look like! I wonder if an ominous one would work!

  87. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 21, 2014 at 3:26 pm | | Reply

    Jonibee, I want to see it when we are all done! I tried a twist last month and it turned out good.

  88. jonibee
    jonibee December 22, 2014 at 4:50 am | | Reply

    Elizabeth, I usually post pics on Knitting Paradise and will let you know when I do…

  89. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez December 23, 2014 at 12:11 am | | Reply

    I read knitting paradise every day. I will look for your post as well.

  90. glynis
    glynis December 23, 2014 at 11:02 am | | Reply

    This could also be a castle tower with a door, windows & drawbridge over a moat. The top will have battlements which are just emerging. This is such fun! Otherwise I go along with the lighthouse. It is very cleverly done.

  91. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson December 23, 2014 at 4:41 pm | | Reply

    Mine looks rather like a lighthouse with a couple terns or seagulls. Very fun pattern! Thanks to Claire for another fun knit.

  92. CVSuzie
    CVSuzie December 23, 2014 at 8:25 pm | | Reply

    OOOhhhhhh….we are getting fancy again. What fun.

  93. Marjorie
    Marjorie December 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm | | Reply

    Elizabeth, My memory isn’t what it used to be but I think you said that the 23rd was your birthday. I hope that you had a wonderful day.

  94. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 24, 2014 at 1:59 am | | Reply

    Thank you Marjorie, I have a crazy busy day at work. I was supposed to work 12-5 and ended up working till 6:30. Before I went to work, my hubby gave me an Electric Heated Throw Blanket. It is snuggly warm and my youngest son gave me 12 boxes of Jujubes candy. A childhood favorite. I got to relax all evening and received a bunch of birthday wishes making it a very wonderful day!.

  95. jonibee
    jonibee December 24, 2014 at 6:44 am | | Reply

    A belated Birthday Wish to Elizabeth…I use to always buy Jujubes , when I went to the movies, as they lasted through the whole picture.

  96. jonibee
    jonibee December 24, 2014 at 6:47 am | | Reply

    I use to buy Jujubes when I was a kid before going to the movies…they lasted through the whole picture…Happy Belated birthday Elizabeth..

  97. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 24, 2014 at 11:37 pm | | Reply

    It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
    *
    What if it means online friends and family, wonderful KAL’s and guessing, and great people who keep them going and making something wonderful and useful and camaraderie and the spirit of good friendship and loyalty among members of a group.
    *
    Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all Who’s far and near. Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp. Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we. Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart, and hand in hand.
    *
    Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

  98. Wendy
    Wendy December 25, 2014 at 6:31 am | | Reply

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  99. jonibee
    jonibee December 25, 2014 at 7:29 am | | Reply

    Wishing everyone a joyous Christmas and a New Year filled with happiness and good health….

  100. Marjorie
    Marjorie December 25, 2014 at 8:42 pm | | Reply

    The day is almost over but I hope every one had a Blessed and Merry Christmas.
    A day of
    Faith
    Family
    Friends
    Food
    Fun
    Thank you for the fun and friendship, I consider you all my friends and part of my extended family. God Bless You All.

  101. Betty W
    Betty W December 26, 2014 at 7:15 am | | Reply

    It’s a tad late but I was waiting until the last of the countdown was near. This cloth might not have had a Christmas theme but, it was created with the season in mind from shores of the Atlantic for all of you. This little idea of Claire’s has been a real treat for me. Participating in the knitting has been fun and reading all your comments a joy. I wish you all the best of things that can be in the coming new year. Gotta get on the move now… I’m starting on my Christmas knitting for next year today : ).

  102. CVSuzie
    CVSuzie December 26, 2014 at 9:05 pm | | Reply

    I had such great fun with this knit. Lovely pattern Betty! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and now Kwanzaa begins. There are no borders, no divisions, no strife among us knitters. Perhaps we should rule the world. But then of course, when would we find time to knit! Happy New Year To Be! CVSuzie

  103. jonibee
    jonibee December 27, 2014 at 6:10 am | | Reply

    Congratulations to Tina…way to go…I’m looking forward to the New Year with all that it holds…Happy New Year to All!

  104. jonibee
    jonibee December 27, 2014 at 7:21 am | | Reply

    Elizabeth…I just posted the color block picture of the lighthouse on http://knittingparadise.com under the pictures section entitled Beacon of Light..I think it came out pretty good for running out of the Blue yarn…

  105. jonibee
    jonibee December 27, 2014 at 7:23 am | | Reply

    It is under the Newest Topics section at the top of the page…

  106. Betty W
    Betty W December 27, 2014 at 11:34 am | | Reply

    Congratulations Tina… it really tickled me when you guessed a lighthouse.
    Jonibee – I went to knitting paradise but couldn’t see your picture or the Newest Topics section. My computer seems to be different than anyone elses in the world !

  107. Wendy
    Wendy December 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations Tina!!

    I hope the next cloth will be as fun as this one!
    I learned something new, so that’s always good!

  108. Marjorie
    Marjorie December 27, 2014 at 2:55 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations Tina, I do see the light house but it took a while for me to see the “light”. Betty thank you for the pattern. CVSuzie, of course knitter could rule the world but why should we give up our knitting. May I wish all my knitting friends a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year with lots of knitting needles and wonderful yarns and no dropped stitches.

  109. Tina
    Tina December 27, 2014 at 5:42 pm | | Reply

    Thank you all are the many kind words and congratulations! I went with a sunshiny yellow ‘starburst’ since yellow is said to be a color promoting joy & warmth. This knit-a-long has brought much joy and warmth to my heart. The resulting cloth shouts joyfully & warmly too! I will be making a project page on Ravelry. I am surprised that I had not thought wash/dishcloths are worthy of project pages too! Hoping to enjoy y’alls company for the next one!! Hoping for happiness in everyones day!

  110. Janita
    Janita December 27, 2014 at 11:45 pm | | Reply

    Very fun! Loved the bobbles and the windows and the lighthouse top. Will you be posting this on as a ravelry project? Happy holidays to all I hope you all get plenty of knitting time.

  111. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 27, 2014 at 11:55 pm | | Reply

    Jonibee, it took a bit of searching, but I found it. I like the way it turned out. I may try that with some of the scraps I have left over from all these dishcloths! Looking forward to next month. Congrats Tina, I know you will love your yarn!

  112. jonibee
    jonibee December 28, 2014 at 7:42 am | | Reply

    Elizabeth….It’s surprising how well some have turned out especially when I have some colors that really “pop” out. Now the Angel came out so-so I made two, one in a pretty green the other was multi color (you had to look into it deeply to see the Angel) but looking at the two I liked the multi-color one better.

  113. Wendy
    Wendy December 28, 2014 at 8:11 am | | Reply

    Are you all on ravelry?
    I am, you can find me there as Wendyz27
    Love to find some of you there so we can see the projects of everyone

  114. OhDarn
    OhDarn December 28, 2014 at 10:56 am | | Reply

    Wendy – I’m on Ravelry too and have whiled away many an hour surfing for patterns there.
    I’m OhDarn there too (go figure!). 🙂 Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukka, Joyeous Kwanzaa and/or Fabulous Festivus everyone

  115. Dori
    Dori December 28, 2014 at 5:34 pm | | Reply

    I see you have posted a picture for this month, I love that. Would really enjoy pictures of the previous ones for this year. I like to include pictures when I save patterns. Thanks for a wonderful blog and all the work you do.
    dorigene

  116. CVSuzie
    CVSuzie December 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm | | Reply

    Great pattern and great fun. Congrats to Tina and thank you Alice.

  117. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth December 28, 2014 at 9:41 pm | | Reply

    I am on Ravelry. Here is a link to all my dishcloths. I keep them all in one post and just add each new month. In August I was moving and lost my dishcloth. I just found it and added it too!

    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Starbreeze/riddle-me-this-december

  118. Wendy
    Wendy December 30, 2014 at 6:32 am | | Reply

    OhDarn and Elizabeth, I sended you a friendship request 😉
    Nice to see your projects on ravelry too.

    Wish you all a happy New Year with lots of yarn and time to turn it into great projects

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