March 2015 RMT

March 2015 RMT

March 1st! I had lunch with my dad today, and he told me that snow was forecasted in every state in the country this week!  Can spring hurry up already?  If there is a positive to all this nasty weather, it must be the pure pleasure of snuggling under a blanket knitting, well, at least for me.  This month we’ve got a cloth that I’m particularly pleased with, it is a simple knit and purl design. I think this one, may take a while before it’s guessed, although I’ve been wrong before!  Have fun, and I wish you all the Luck of the Irish!

 

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Come back to THIS post every day through March, 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 6 or 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 41 stitches.

Row 1- *(K1, P1) repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Row 2- *(K1, P1) repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Row 3- *(K1, P1) repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Row 4- K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

Row 5- K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 6- K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

Row 7- K1, P1, K18, P1, K18, P1, K1.

Row 8- K1, P1, K1, P17, K1, P17, K1, P1, K1.

Row 9- K1, P1, K17, P1, K1, P1, K17, P1, K1.

Row 10- K1, P1, K1, P4, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P6, K1, P3, K1, P6, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P4, K1, P1, K1.

Row 11- K1, P1, K4, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2, K3, P1, K5, P1, K3, P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 12- K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P7, K1, P2, K1, P7, K1, P2, K1, P7, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 13- K1, P1, K3, P1, K6, P2, K1, P1, K9, P1, K1, P2, K6, P1, K3, P1, K1.

Row 14- K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P6, K2, P1, K1, P11, K1, P1, K2, P6, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 15- K1, P1, K1, P1, K6, P2, K1, P1, K13, P1, K1, P2, K6, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 16- K1, P1, K1, P6, K2, P1 ,K1, P15, K1, P1, K2, P6, K1, P1, K1.

Row 17- K1, P1, K6, P2, K1, P1, K17, P1, K1, P2, K6, P1, K1.

Row 18- K1, P1, K1, P4, K2, P1, K1, P9, K1, P9, K1, P1, K2, P4, K1, P1, K1.

Row 19- K1, P1, K4, P2, K1, P1, K9, P1, K1, P1, K9, P1, K1, P2, K4, P1, K1.

Row 20- K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, P9, K1, P3, K1, P9, K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 21- K1, P1, K4, P1, K1, P1, K9, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K9, P1, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 22-K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, P6, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P6, K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 23- K1, P1, K4, P1, K1, P1, K5, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K5, P1, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 24- K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, P5, K1, P2, K1, P5, K1, P2, K1, P5, K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 25- K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, K6, P2, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P2, K6, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 26- K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P9, K1, P3, K1, P9, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 27- K1, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K8, P1, K3, P1, K8, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K1.

Row 28- K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P6, K1, P5, K1, P6, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 29- K1, P1, K4, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, K4, P1, K7, P1, K4, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 30- K1, P1, K1, P4, K1, P4, K4, P9, K4, P4, K1, P4, K1, P1, K1.

Row 31-K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 32- K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

Row 33- K1, P1, K10, P17, K10, P1, K1.

Row 34- K1, P1, K1, P9, K17, P9, K1, P1, K1.

Row 35- K1, P1, K10, P1, K15, P1, K10, P1, K1.

Row 36- K1, P1, K1, P8, K1, P17, K1, P8, K1, P1, K1.

Row 37- K1, P1, K9, P1, K17, P1, K9, P1, K1.

Row 38- K1, P1, K1, P7, K1, P3, K1, P11, K1, P3, K1, P7, K1, P1, K1.

Row 39- K1, P1, K8, P2, K1, P1, K1, P2, K7, P2, K1, P1, K1, P2, K8, P1, K1.

Row 40- K1, P1, K1, P7, K1, P2, K1, P3, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, P2, K1, P7, K1, P1, K1.

Row 41- K1, P1, K10, P1, K4, P1, K5, P1, K4, P1, K10, P1, K1.

Row 42- K1, P1, K1, P15, K2, P1, K2, P15, K1, P1, K1.

Row 43- K1, P1, K18, P1, K18, P1, K1.

Row 44- K1, P1, K1, P16, K1, P1, K1, P16, K1, P1, K1.

Row 45- K1, P1, K17, P1, K1, P1, K17, P1, K1.

Row 46- K1, P1, K1, P17, K1, P17, K1, P1, K1.

March 24- Almost there!

Row 47- K1, P1, K18, P1, K18, P1, K1.

Row 48- K1, P1, K1, P17, K1, P17, K1, P1, K1.

March 25- Well we’ve made it to the end of another cloth!  I am really glad y’all liked this one, I was a little nervous about it.  I am pleased to announce Kristine the winner, she correctly guessed Claddagh on the 7th.  Her prize is a beautiful ball of Heritage Prints, (this yarn is one of the best sellers in the shop right now, I’ve re-ordered it twice).

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Congratulations Kristine!  Thanks again to everyone knitting-along, See you April 1, no fooling!

Row 49- K1, P1, K16, P5, K16, P1, K1.

Row 50- K1, P1, K1, P15, K5, P15, K1, P1, K1.

Row 51- K1, P1, K18, P1, K18, P1, K1.

Row 52- K1, P1, K1, P17, K1, P17, K1, P1, K1.

Row 53- K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 54- K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

Row 55- K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 56- *(K1, P1) repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Row 57- *(K1, P1) repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Row 58- *(K1, P1) repeat from * to last stitch K1.

Bind Off!

120 Responses

  1. jonibee
    jonibee March 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm | | Reply

    With this snow March has come in like a Lion…hopefully it will turn to a Lamb soon…

  2. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm | | Reply

    In the keeping with your opening message I am going with a snowman or a snowflake or a shamrock. I can believe your Dad’s snow prediction we had snow last week and have another chance on Thursday of this week. Enough already I never thought I would say it but roll on Summer. I hate the heat but I am tired of having to stay home because I can’t get out of my driveway.

  3. Sue
    Sue March 1, 2015 at 8:07 pm | | Reply

    I am wondering about a shamrock too. Maybe a pot of gold and a rainbow, lucky horseshoe

  4. Sue
    Sue March 1, 2015 at 8:11 pm | | Reply

    A Celtic knot

  5. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth March 1, 2015 at 8:13 pm | | Reply

    How about cherry blossoms or flowers for spring? Or maybe a pig, peanuts, peach blossom, or maybe something for the Girl Scouts.

  6. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson March 1, 2015 at 8:24 pm | | Reply

    I am not EVEN gonna guess this early, as I am not the best guesser! However, I need to decide what color cotton yarn I will use for this month’s cloth. Maybe green? Or maybe not… Gotta see what I have as I am “shopping my stash” for a while. Tired of our wintry weather, although it is not as bad as some places. I am ready for Spring and Summer… Oh boy! I love these kals Claire! Happy March everyone!

  7. Heather
    Heather March 2, 2015 at 8:25 am | | Reply

    I hunted in my stash and settled on tan – guess I’m feeling blah still from weather – but we started our spring cleaning yesterday (told the kids it lasts all month long and we have to clean something in the house each day – the 3 yr old was overjoyed – he’s strange, but I’m pretty sure he wasn’t swapped in the hospital) Hopefully by the end of the month I’ll be ready for bright colors and cheeriness again!

    1. T.B.D.
      T.B.D. March 6, 2015 at 5:08 pm | | Reply

      LOL!

  8. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez March 2, 2015 at 10:11 am | | Reply

    Well ever since my granddaughter was born, 10 years ago today, March has always come in like a lion. That is my guess for now.

  9. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm | | Reply

    Miralee. Birthday congratulations to your Granddaughter. My youngest daughter was also born on March 2 but 44 years ago.

  10. glynis
    glynis March 2, 2015 at 3:10 pm | | Reply

    I’m going to take a wild guess – a leprachaun, if that is how you spell it!

  11. Karen H.
    Karen H. March 2, 2015 at 5:50 pm | | Reply

    Hi everyone! Can’t wait to get started even though the rest of you already have. I’m just a little delayed this month. I’m doing green for St. Paddy’s day but I looked up special days for March and on the 26th it’s Purple day! Maybe I should do purple for my older daughter since it’s her favorite color. Anyways, I’m going way out on a limb here…..on the 14th it’s Pi day and Save a spider day so in honor of that day I will say there will be a spider hanging on the symbol for Pi for us mathematicians!! Or maybe Claire will have a piece of pie on the cloth too.

    1. Heather
      Heather March 3, 2015 at 8:14 am | | Reply

      oooh, I hadn’t heard of save a spider day or purple day (but pi day, we’re always into celebrating that one!) I’ll have to consider making a purple spider sometime this month 🙂

  12. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 2, 2015 at 10:36 pm | | Reply

    Claire, Maybe if you made a sheet cake. Make the frosting right before you serve the cake and put a scoop of frosting on top of a square of cake it would work.

  13. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 2, 2015 at 10:37 pm | | Reply

    Whoops! I forgot to wish your husband a happy birthday.

  14. Nancy
    Nancy March 2, 2015 at 11:00 pm | | Reply

    Heather, I worked with a woman who’s grandson loved vacumn cleaners. He was about your son’s age, and she got him one that year for Christmas that didn’t need to be plugged in.

    1. Heather
      Heather March 3, 2015 at 8:16 am | | Reply

      Thanks for the idea Nancy,
      we’ve been considering getting him a dustbuster or something – I’m just not sure how well it’ll stand up to the dog fuzz all over the house (lab/cocker mix with black fur – he’s cute, but leaves little dust-puppies all over in the wintertime)

      no idea yet on the cloth, but I always feel happy and hopeful with a couple rows of seedstitch border started 🙂

  15. Sue
    Sue March 3, 2015 at 9:42 am | | Reply

    With Claire, having said it is going to be a simple knit and purl design, I am thinking whatever it is, will be centered.

    1) shamrock
    2)pot of gold
    3)Celtic cross
    4) Celtic knot
    5) leprechaun

  16. Karen H.
    Karen H. March 3, 2015 at 10:07 am | | Reply

    Happy Birthday to Claire’s hubby!! Reading all the listings for St. Paddy’s day is making my mouth water for corn beef and cabbage…Yummy! When the kids were young I would make that and also irish soda bread that I would color green, green jello, and make a cake that would be green. How about green eggs & ham or something for Dr. Suess like his hat, thing 1 & thing 2, the cat in the hat, the lorax or something else related to him since his birthday was yesterday. Or maybe it’ll have a shamrock, the cat in the hat’s hat, Pi and something else? Oh, the possibilities!!

  17. Deanna
    Deanna March 3, 2015 at 11:09 am | | Reply

    We actually have our own leprechaun.she was born three years ago on St.Patricks day (we were getting a little nervous,she finally made it at 11:s47p) she is irish on both sides McDonald and McCarthy. she has reddish hair and blue eyes. and as mischievous as they come. Happy Birthday too my GGD Tatum.

  18. Melanie
    Melanie March 3, 2015 at 5:52 pm | | Reply

    Happy b-day Mr. Claire! No new guesses but I like the ideas of Pi day (I will wear one of my Pi shirts) and the Celtic knot.

  19. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 3, 2015 at 10:43 pm | | Reply

    I do hope your husband enjoyed his birthday dinner. Plus he still has his cake to look forward to.

  20. jonibee
    jonibee March 4, 2015 at 6:33 am | | Reply

    Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead “Spring ahead”this weekend..Perhaps a clock face denoting this..Kind of reminds me of the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland always looking at his timepiece..

  21. Karen
    Karen March 4, 2015 at 8:02 am | | Reply

    Okay still working on second cup of coffee….so took a minute to catch your joke…very clever!!!

  22. Betty W
    Betty W March 4, 2015 at 8:20 am | | Reply

    HI everyone..

    I’m getting a late start this month but have finally decided on a color – a pretty peach shade in Jeannee . Just sent my dgd the last cloth I made – hope she likes it because that is where this one is headed too.

    Happy Birthday Mr.Fixit and the same to all March babies on this list ! My son’s bd is on the forth this month. We drove through a rain storm to the hospital still undecided on a name so the weather made our choice. We’d been debating between Douglas and Eric (both strong sounding names to me). Since it was raining cats and dogs dh suggested we use both, with Doug first so the initials would spell out dew for the moist day it promised to be. Decision solved then and later… a beautiful little baby boy was welcomed into the world.

  23. Sue
    Sue March 4, 2015 at 8:35 am | | Reply

    Looks it itmismbeing divided up into two halves, or possibly four quarters with a different motif in each

  24. Sue
    Sue March 4, 2015 at 8:37 am | | Reply

    Excuse the typo, that should have been “looks lit it is being” , in the previous post

  25. Deanna
    Deanna March 4, 2015 at 10:36 pm | | Reply

    Ok Claire, You have my attention. please explain, this is the only day of the year that has a command. I don’t think i have ever heard this before. thank you very much.

  26. Deanna
    Deanna March 4, 2015 at 10:42 pm | | Reply

    ps. your right she is adorable thank you.you should see her stand in line and high five the football players as they come and go.the only one sometimes,and each of them call her by name.not one fails to high five her. she is a mess.

  27. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 5, 2015 at 1:41 pm | | Reply

    We have our fourth snow day in the last two weeks most unusual for this part of the country. Hope everyone is keeping safe especially those who have a lot of snow. I am still going with a shamrock.

  28. No One
    No One March 6, 2015 at 5:01 pm | | Reply

    Just got to check what is happening this month and noticed the skeins set in shape of question mark. Is it the same picture? And I too from written hint would guess “Shamrock” or rainbow with pot of gold or lion & lamb for March, or….need to knit more rows!! Hope all are keeping warm!

  29. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 6, 2015 at 8:40 pm | | Reply

    Wish your Mother-in-Law a happy birthday. I hope that the weather co-operates so you can get to all your activities. Have a great day and take care.

  30. jonibee
    jonibee March 7, 2015 at 5:47 am | | Reply

    Sounds like a plan..wishing your MIL a very happy birthday.

  31. Kristine
    Kristine March 7, 2015 at 10:18 am | | Reply

    Could it be a claddagh

  32. jonibee
    jonibee March 8, 2015 at 7:45 am | | Reply

    An Irish Harp…a walking stick- (shillelaugh)-Fairy-Gnome-a ball of yarn for Aran knitting..

  33. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson March 8, 2015 at 11:17 am | | Reply

    At this point I agree it looks like an Irish Claddagh. Decided to use a bright yellow cotton yarn and so far it looks great.

  34. Betty
    Betty March 8, 2015 at 11:13 pm | | Reply

    looks like Heart with Wings

  35. Carla
    Carla March 9, 2015 at 1:11 am | | Reply

    I think it is the Irish Claddagh

  36. kcmama
    kcmama March 9, 2015 at 10:57 pm | | Reply

    I just happened upon this KAL today from reading on the blog This Little Place. I grabbed the only solid color ball of yarn that I have which is a nice green and knit the 18 rows to get me up to date. I am looking at this upside down and from this angle I am guessing that it is a hedgehog! Hahaha!

  37. Heather
    Heather March 10, 2015 at 8:17 am | | Reply

    glad to have you here, kcmama, and I love the hedgehog idea – my youngest says he has “hedgehog hair” anytime he has bed head so bad we can’t get it to stick down properly. 🙂

  38. jonibee
    jonibee March 10, 2015 at 8:52 am | | Reply

    Info about the Claddagh ring..a crowned heart held by two hands..meaning ..”let love and friendship reign”..If it is worn on the left hand “married”, worn on the right hand with the heart facing out single and up for courtin..right hand with the heart facing in (towards top of hand) has a boyfriend.. just a little useful info…

  39. jonibee
    jonibee March 10, 2015 at 8:53 am | | Reply

    I’m doing this cloth in a rainbow of colors…reminds me of the rainbow above the “pot o gold” that’s sometimes depicted ….

  40. Gail R
    Gail R March 10, 2015 at 12:25 pm | | Reply

    Maybe a Crocus ?

  41. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. March 10, 2015 at 9:14 pm | | Reply

    Maybe a tulip, lily of the valley, daffodil, hyacinth, daisy or other spring flower?

  42. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 10, 2015 at 11:35 pm | | Reply

    Wish your brother a very happy birthday.

  43. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. March 10, 2015 at 11:47 pm | | Reply

    Could it be a snowflake?

  44. jonibee
    jonibee March 11, 2015 at 6:47 am | | Reply

    Happy Birthday to your Brother..

  45. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 11, 2015 at 10:24 pm | | Reply

    I think that Row 22 should read P1 K1 at the end of the row.

  46. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 11, 2015 at 10:28 pm | | Reply

    Sorry!!! I should have said Row 23 not row 22 to end P1 K1.

  47. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson March 11, 2015 at 10:51 pm | | Reply

    Yes, I agree – last two stitches in Row 23 should be P1, K1.

  48. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 12, 2015 at 9:39 pm | | Reply

    Does any one have a pair of water wings? If it doesn’t stop raining soon I will need some. We have had flood warnings all day and more rain due tonight. We are 5 inches over what is normal for the month. I hate to think what the mosquitoes are going to be like. Thank heavens for Claire and my two rows of sanity.

  49. Becky
    Becky March 13, 2015 at 1:48 am | | Reply

    I think it’s beginning to look like a house or a mansion.

  50. Heather
    Heather March 13, 2015 at 8:26 am | | Reply

    oh Marjorie, I hope it stops and the sun comes out to dry up all the rain! (um, now Ihave the itsy bitsy spider stuck in my head – oops!) I’d loan you the inflatable raft, but I think it has a leak in the bottom and wouldn’t be too useful.

    Happy Friday 13 – perhaps luck will change for the better.

  51. jonibee
    jonibee March 13, 2015 at 8:39 am | | Reply

    Could it be St. Patrick ..it looks like a Miter hat that a Bishop wears and it could also feature a staff those long curved shepherds crook..what better rememberance for St. Patricks Day then a caricature him…just a wild guess…

  52. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 13, 2015 at 10:19 am | | Reply

    Heather. Thank you for the kind words. The weather man was right it is still raining. I am looking forward to the sun coming out again. The poor people who had snow earlier in the year had it much worse. I will think positive and hope that itsy bitsy spider will be out tomorrow.

  53. glynis
    glynis March 13, 2015 at 5:21 pm | | Reply

    It could be a shield with a fleur de lis in the center.

  54. Denise Collier
    Denise Collier March 13, 2015 at 7:32 pm | | Reply

    I am seeing a house, with some flowers maybe!?

  55. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth March 13, 2015 at 8:38 pm | | Reply

    Maybe a Claddagh with an Iris flower in the middle?

  56. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth March 13, 2015 at 9:15 pm | | Reply

    Hands holding a heart with the Girl Scout Trefoil in the center

  57. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. March 13, 2015 at 10:16 pm | | Reply

    Gingerbread house, a house in the woods, springtime in the country–house, the house in story Hansel and Grettle sp?.

  58. Rachel
    Rachel March 14, 2015 at 7:14 am | | Reply

    And Happy Pi Day to you as well. (And I care more about it than my DH the engineer…go figure!)

  59. Karen H.
    Karen H. March 14, 2015 at 9:46 am | | Reply

    Happy Pi Day! Also, it’s Save a Spider day so don’t step on any today. I don’t like spiders so I’ll have to wait a day to get rid of them!! No guesses today. I’ve been too busy with my husband’s birthday party and my 18 month old grandson staying overnight that I’ve gotten behind but we had a very enjoyable time with all that activity. I’m going to try to catch up today. I’m so glad we only do 2 lines a day!
    Claire maybe next year you can find a way to include Pi day!

  60. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 14, 2015 at 8:14 pm | | Reply

    Happy Pi Day. We had an apple pie. No sun today so itsy bitsy spider can’t climb the water spout because the rain hasn’t dried up. I apologize to everyone up north who gets the rain we just had I just hope it doesn’t fall as snow.

  61. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 14, 2015 at 11:29 pm | | Reply

    KAREN H. I do hope that your husband had a great birthday and that you have recovered from your grandsons over night stay. I was always amazed by their endless energy at that age. I wish it were possible to bottle it.

  62. Kristine
    Kristine March 15, 2015 at 5:56 am | | Reply

    I’ve been knitting along here since January and have completely forgotten to ask the question if I’m allowed to participate in the guessing. You see I don’t live in any of the 50 states right now but I do live on American soil in Germany and have an APO-AE address, so if I did guess correctly the prize could still be sent through the US mail a customs form would have to be filled out though. No matter what I will continue knitting along because I love patterns and reading everyone’s guesses and seeing how everyone’s doing.

  63. Gail R
    Gail R March 15, 2015 at 9:40 am | | Reply

    Iris maybe, or daffodil ?

  64. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 15, 2015 at 3:02 pm | | Reply

    Kristine. Unless the rules have changed things can be mailed between a US postal address and an APO- AE addresses without a customs form.

    1. Kristine
      Kristine March 20, 2015 at 4:41 am | | Reply

      It might depend on how it’s sent. Family that has sent us boxes have had to fill out custom forms, but items we have ordered through Amazon and Joann’s didn’t have custom forms attached. Boxes I’ve sent home had to have custom forms, which I hate cause birthday and Christmas gifts have to be listed so no surprises. I do try to be as vague as I can for instance for mother’s day I’m making my mom a shawl so I’ll list that as yarn.

  65. Denise Collier
    Denise Collier March 15, 2015 at 8:08 pm | | Reply

    I think it is a church

  66. Denise Collier
    Denise Collier March 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm | | Reply

    or maybe a barn now that i look at it again

  67. Becky
    Becky March 16, 2015 at 12:46 am | | Reply

    I am still not sure but could it be a Celtic Cross in a design.

  68. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth March 16, 2015 at 3:02 am | | Reply

    Or an upside down Koala Bear?

    1. Heather
      Heather March 16, 2015 at 8:41 am | | Reply

      I love it! that one made me laugh. 🙂

  69. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson March 16, 2015 at 6:58 pm | | Reply

    I still say it is an Irish Claddagh – all we need now is the crown on top of the heart!

    1. Melanie
      Melanie March 17, 2015 at 6:54 pm | | Reply

      I think you are right 🙂

  70. Cece
    Cece March 17, 2015 at 1:11 am | | Reply

    Could the pattern be a coat-of-arms?

  71. Cece
    Cece March 17, 2015 at 3:53 am | | Reply

    I tried to comment asking if the pattern could be a coat-of-arms, but a message came up that it appears that I had already made that comment. This is my first attempt to guess. Whatever it is, I’ll have five completed cloths when.

  72. Cece
    Cece March 17, 2015 at 4:11 am | | Reply

    Hmmmm! Don’t quite understand what happened. 1:11 AM attempt did post even though message came about already posting, which I had not done until then. Then I fell asleep after writing, but not posting the one that I ended up posting at 3:53 am. Life is interesting. I am enjoying making the dish/washcloth.

  73. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 17, 2015 at 2:42 pm | | Reply

    Happy St Patrick’s Day.

  74. Annbeth
    Annbeth March 17, 2015 at 5:24 pm | | Reply

    What I thought was a heart now seems to have the face of an Owl.I love owls. Hope so. the sun is shining and the snow is melting in Ct. I am on my 13th cloth and are giving them to daughter and daughter in law.So much fun.
    Thank you Claire.
    Annbeth

  75. Betty W
    Betty W March 18, 2015 at 8:17 am | | Reply

    My plans to knit along went array again but I’m caught up now and have to say I’m loving the picture (so far the prettiest heart I’ve ever seen) and the comments. This list is amazing. Not only do I get to knit another cloth, I have the opportunity to learn different things as the month progresses. I had never heard of the Irish Claddagh – thanks Jonibee. And, thanks to Claire for what is turning out to be a very pretty square. This one might have to stay home with me : )

  76. Karen H.
    Karen H. March 18, 2015 at 10:26 am | | Reply

    Yes, it looks like a claddagh with a clover in the middle or those swirly things in the middle.
    Betty have you ever watched Murdoch Mysteries? One of the shows had the claddagh ring as a clue. My hubby & I love that show!

    1. Betty W
      Betty W March 20, 2015 at 6:36 am | | Reply

      Thanks for the info Karen. I will check out my library here and also (knock knock) netflicks. That series sounds like it would be a great watch.

  77. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 18, 2015 at 3:15 pm | | Reply

    I had never heard of a Claddagh ring, either.
    Karen H. Which channel are the Murdoch Mysteries on?

  78. Karen H.
    Karen H. March 18, 2015 at 5:13 pm | | Reply

    Murdoch Mysteries is a show out of Canada. They are really popular up there. We started watching them when I got the DVD’s from the library but then my husband found them somehow on Youtube. We don’t have cable but the show does come in on Sundays on WCIU which is channel 26.2 attenna at 6:00 out of Chicago. I don’t know if that helps you any since I don’t know where you live. But go ask your library to get the DVDs for you. It’s up to season 8 this year. Or see if you can find them on youtube. We hook our computer to the TV and watch it on the big screen. The show is fun cuz it talks about things that could be invented in the future or has inventions from that time which is around 1902. They also have historical figures in the stories helping with cases.

  79. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 18, 2015 at 9:04 pm | | Reply

    Karen H. I will certainly head to the library and see if I can find the series. I am down in Louisiana so doubt if it will be on the channels down here. We have had
    7 inches of rain since the start of March and rain is in the forecast for the next three days. In March so far we have had frozen rain, hail, sleet, snow and rain. I really think we have upset Mother Nature.

  80. jonibee
    jonibee March 19, 2015 at 7:08 am | | Reply

    The Claddagh ring with clasping hands at a heart and a crown above the heart denotes love (heart), loyalty (crown), and the hands (friendship) coming from the Italian “fede rings “..hands joined in faith. Used in Roman times clasped hands a symbol of pledging vows. Also used as engagement rings in medieval and Renaessance times in the 18th century. Galway started using them in the 1700s but the name wasn’t used until 1840…Some are very simple while others are adorned with precious gems..

  81. Karen H.
    Karen H. March 19, 2015 at 8:48 am | | Reply

    Jonibee, thanks for explaining about the ring. I didn’t know most of that.
    Marjorie, I can’t believe the weather you are having!! That’s what we would normally have up north but this year so far we have been having nice weather but then maybe I just got used to the bitter cold so 40’s and 50’s feels very warm. Some people have pulled out their shorts already! It’s still a bit cold for that for me but I am wearing sweatshirts instead of winter jackets at times. We even had some days of 60’s and a day of 70. That’s hot for us.
    Claire, I love the look of this cloth! I’m really enjoying it. It might help that I’m knitting it in green which is my favorite color.

  82. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. March 20, 2015 at 2:11 am | | Reply

    Coat of Arms on a shield —–used to protect men on horseback in jousting (I think that’s the name of what they called it.) The winner sometimes gets the fair princess hand…… The shield represented the person or Family name and what symbols represented is what strengths they stood for such as loyalty, valor, etc. ???????? Just guessing—-

  83. Cplittman
    Cplittman March 20, 2015 at 12:24 pm | | Reply

    Irish claddagh

  84. T.B.D.
    T.B.D. March 20, 2015 at 12:40 pm | | Reply

    I have been thinking it is a fleur de lis, and that will be my guess. I was holding off in case it had added item or detail. Glynis has similar guess though a shield with a fleur de lis. I am thinking she just might have gotten the added detail I was holding out for. Great guess Glynis!!!

  85. Jane
    Jane March 20, 2015 at 10:03 pm | | Reply

    I think that there is too much space left for this to be just the Claddagh. There must be something above it – perhaps a word: Irish, Erin, Faith, Love…

  86. Annbeth
    Annbeth March 21, 2015 at 8:31 am | | Reply

    I see the crown on the heart,so I think it is claddagh ring or symbol

  87. Sue
    Sue March 21, 2015 at 4:57 pm | | Reply

    Maybe with 2015 above a claddagh

  88. Karen H.
    Karen H. March 21, 2015 at 7:42 pm | | Reply

    Maybe a claddagh with shamrock above it?

  89. glynis
    glynis March 22, 2015 at 6:15 am | | Reply

    Is there enough room for the words Erin Go bragh above the crown and heart?

  90. Heather
    Heather March 23, 2015 at 8:42 am | | Reply

    it seems like there’s enough for something more above this image – leaving space for a border and breathing room, I’d say we still have at least an inch or so of I-don’t-know-what to fit.

  91. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson March 23, 2015 at 11:14 am | | Reply

    I do not think there will be anything above the Irish Claddaugh. We still need the very tip of the crown, then some space, then the border. That should do it for a complete cloth.

  92. Kathy B.
    Kathy B. March 23, 2015 at 5:13 pm | | Reply

    Just love this pattern — it has been so fun — Definitely a pattern I will keep and probably make a few more for “Irish” gifts.

  93. Karen H.
    Karen H. March 24, 2015 at 9:34 pm | | Reply

    Congrats Kristine!! As soon as I had read your first guess I knew you had the correct answer! I loved this cloth and it was a great guess to win it!

  94. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 24, 2015 at 11:18 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations Kristine, I hope you enjoy the beautiful yarn. Thank you Claire for the fun I have knitting your creations, the new things I learn–I had never heard of a Claddaugh — and for all the friends I am making.

  95. Kristine
    Kristine March 25, 2015 at 4:01 am | | Reply

    Thank you everyone. I can’t wait to get my hands on that lovely yarn, in the meantime I’ll have to figure out what it’s going to be. Now to wait for next month to start, glad I have a couple wip’s to keep me busy. A week isn’t that long, but in knitting it can be painful. 🙂 Happy knitting everyone

  96. jonibee
    jonibee March 25, 2015 at 7:49 am | | Reply

    Congratulations Kristine and the yarn is beautiful..kind of reminds me of Easter…

  97. jonibee
    jonibee March 25, 2015 at 7:49 am | | Reply

    Congratulations Kristine and the yarn is beautiful..kind of reminds me of Easter…

  98. kcmama
    kcmama March 25, 2015 at 8:50 am | | Reply

    Awwww, I am sad that my first MKAL is over. This has been fun for me and my family as my dh and my youngest daughter are always checking my progress and the design and asking if I have knit today’s pattern. Thanks so much for this fun addition to my day. I am looking forward to April’s design. Any color suggestions for it?

  99. Gail R
    Gail R March 25, 2015 at 1:19 pm | | Reply

    Thank you !

  100. Melanie
    Melanie March 25, 2015 at 9:37 pm | | Reply

    Congrats Kristine! Love the colors in your new yarn, enjoy 🙂

  101. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth March 26, 2015 at 12:06 am | | Reply

    Congrats Kristine! I know you will love your yarn. I am looking forward to next month.

  102. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson March 27, 2015 at 12:21 am | | Reply

    Congrats Kristine! Lovely yarn…wonder what you’ll make???

  103. Cece
    Cece March 30, 2015 at 12:39 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations! Kristine.

  104. Cece
    Cece March 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm | | Reply

    Thank you, Claire, it was a nice experience. I’m looking forward to your next pattern. I started one last year and then couldn’t remember how to find your site. It is now in my address book.

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