Riddle Me This, Christmas Edition

Riddle Me This, Christmas Edition

Welcome to the Christmas edition of the Riddle Me This KAL!  Nobody likes to rush the season, or skip Thanksgiving, but as knitters if we don’t start early we won’t get finished in time!  So I decided to post the Christmas cloth in November.  It will make an excellent gift, or be perfect for YOU to use throughout the Holidays.  I hope you enjoy this one, it is another of  The Queen’s designs, and it is fantastic!  Your stitches will reveal a mystery design knit into the fabric, no special stitches or skills required on this one!


How it works –

Come back to THIS post every day through November, 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.

Use any worsted weight cotton yarn you like, (but a solid color will show up the design better).  And a Bright Christmas color would be really appropriate!

Knit so that you create a ‘firm’ fabric, to really show off the relief stitches.  For most of you, this will be a size 7 needle.

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

HERE WE GO!  Good Luck!

Cast on 41 Stitches

Row 1:  (RS)  *(K1, P1), repeat from *across, end K1.

Row 2:  (WS) *(K1, P1), repeat from * across, end K1.

Row 3:  *(K1, P1), repeat from *across, end K1.

Row 4:  K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

Row 5:  K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 6:  K1, P1, K1, P6, K16, P13, K1, P1, K1.

Row 7.  K1, P1, K14, P1, (K1, P1) 7 times, K8, P1, K1.

Row 8.  K1, P1, K1, P7, K2, P1, (K1, P1) 5 times, K2, P13, K1, P1, K1.

Row 9:  K1, P1, K14, P1, K13, P1, K8, P1, K1.

Row 10:  K1, P1, K1, P8, K1, P12, K1, P13, K1, P1, K1.

Row 11:  K1, P1, K14, P1, K12, P1, K9, P1, K1

Row 12:  K1, P1, K1, P8, K2, P11, K1, P13, K1, P1, K1

Row 13:  K1, P1, K14, P1, K11, P2, K9, P1, K1

Row 14:  K1, P1, K1, P9, K1, P11, K1, P13, K1, P1, K1

Row 15:  K1, P1, K14, P1, K11, P1, K10, P1, K1.

Row 16:  K1, P1, K1, P9, K1, P11, K1, P13, K1, P1, K1.

Row 17:  K1, P1, K14, P1, K10, P2, K10, P1, K1.

Row 18:  K1, P1, K1, P10, K1, P10, K1, P13, K1, P1, K1.

Row 19:  K1, P1, K14, P1, K10, P1, K11, P1, K1.

Row 20:  K1, P1, K1, P10, K1, P10, K1, P13, K1, P1, K1.

Row 21:  K1, P1, K14, P1, K9, P2, K11, P1, K1.

Row 22:  K1, P1, K1, P11, K1, P9, K1, P13, K1, P1, K1.

Row 23:  K1, P1, K14, P1, K9, P1, K12, P1, K1.

Row 24:  K1, P1, K1, P11, K1, P9, K1, P13, K1, P1, K1.

Row 25:  K1, P1, K14, P1, K8, P2, K12, P1, K1.

Row 26:  K1, P1, K1, P12, K1, P8, K1, P13, K1, P1, K1.

Row 27:  K1, P1, K13, P7, K3, P1, K13, P1, K1.

Row 28:  K1, P1, K1, P12, K2, P1, K1, P4, K1, P1, K1, P12, K1, P1, K1.

Row 29:  K1, P1, K13, P2, K5, P1, K1, P1, K14, P1, K1.

Row 30:  K1, P1, K1, P13, K1, P1, K1, P4, K1, P1, K4, P9, K1, P1, K1.

Row 31:  K1, P1, K9, P1, K3, P2, K3, P1, (K1, P1)2times, K14, P1, K1.

Row 32:  K1, P1, K1, P13, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P1, K6, P1, K1, P7, K1, P1, K1.

Row 33:  K1, P1, K9, P4, (K1, P1)2 times, K3, P3, K14, P1, K1.

Row 34:  K1, P1, K1, P14, K2, P3, (K1, P1)2 times, K3, P9, K1, P1, K1.

Row 35:  K1, P1, K11, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K3, P2, K15, P1, K1.

Row 36:  K1, P1, K1, P15, K1, P3, (K1, P1)2 times, K3, P9, K1, P1, K1.

Row 37:  K1, P1, K11, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K16, P1, K1.

Row 38:  K1, P1, K1, P15, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, P13, K1, P1, K1.

Row 39:  K1, P1, K13, P2, K1, P1, K2, P1, K17, P1, K1.

Row 40:  K1, P1, K1, P16, K1, P4, K2, P12, K1, P1, K1.

Row 41:  K1, P1, K13, P6, K1, P1, K16, P1, K1.

Row 42:  K1, P1, K1, P16, K1, P2, K4, P12, K1, P1, K1.

Row 43:  K1, P1, K14, P6, K17, P1, K1.

Row 44:  K1, P1, K1, P10, K1, P5, K3, P1, K1, P14, K1, P1, K1.

Row 45:  K1, P1, K14, P1, K3, P2, K2, P1, (K2, P1)2 times, K8, P1, K1.

Row 46:  K1, P1, K1, P8, K1, (P1, K1)2 times, P3, K3, P1, K1, P14, K1, P1, K1.

Row 47:  K1, P1, K16, P4, K4, P3, K10, P1, K1.

Row 48:  K1, P1, K1, P7, K7, P3, K3, P15, K1, P1, K1.

Row 49:  K1, P1, K15, P5, K4, P3, K10, P1, K1.

Row 50:  K1, P1, K1, P8, K1, (P1, K1)2 times, P3, K1, (P1, K1)2 times, P14, K1, P1, K1.

Row 51:  K1, P1, K15, P1, (K1, P1)2 times, (K2, P1) 3 times, K8, P1, K1.

Row 52:  K1, P1, K1, P10, K1, P5, K1, (P1, K1)2 times, P14, K1, P1, K1.

Row 53:  K1, P1 K14, P1, K1, P3, K1, P1, K16, P1, K1.

Row 54:  K1, P1, K1, P18, K1, P16, K1, P1, K1.

Row 55:  K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 56:  *(K1, P1), repeat from * across, end K1.

November 29- Matthew 2:1-2, After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem  and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

I hope by now you are all seeing a wise man on your dishcloths!!  Our 2 winners Maria Pia and Judie Cilcian both correctly guessed on November 9th.  One here and one on The Quarter Stitch facebook page so they are both winners!  They will each recieve a beautiful white bronze shawl stick by JUL.  Congratulations to them both!  I hope that you’ve all enjoyed the Kal and that you will join us again December 1st for the next one!  And as always a HUGE thank you to Eva for another beautiful design!  And now here are the final two lines of the November cloth, and Merry Christmas Y’all!


Row 57- *(K1, P1), repeat from * across row, end with a K1.

Row 58- *(K1, P1), repeat from * across row, end with a K1.

Bind off.



147 Responses

  1. Marlena Judd
    Marlena Judd November 1, 2013 at 10:05 am | | Reply

    Greetings on this autumn day, from across the pond, to my fellow dishcloth knitters.
    I am so excited about all the comraderie (sp) that we have here, and I look forward to reading not only the lines we have to knit, but all the comments from my fellow knitters……..where ever in this world you might reside. Thank you so much Claire, for taking time out of your busy life, to post these for us to follow. God bless each and every one of you as we approach the Christmas season. Happy knitting!!! X

    1. Flyssie
      Flyssie November 4, 2013 at 4:51 pm | | Reply

      Great idea – looking forward to see what the picture is. Enjoyable way to get at least one thing completed by Christmas 🙂
      Thank you for the idea and work you are putting into it.

      1. Flyssie
        Flyssie November 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm | | Reply

        Could it be a picture of “Holly”

    2. Wolbol
      Wolbol November 12, 2013 at 4:21 pm | | Reply

      Is it Santa? From Holland 🙂

  2. Mary Lee Fischer
    Mary Lee Fischer November 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm | | Reply

    I am new to your blog , saw it on Knitting Paradise. I love pretty dishcloths so look forward to this KAL for a nice holiday one. Thank you for doing this.
    Mary Lee Fischer
    Louisville, Ky

  3. Virginia
    Virginia November 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm | | Reply

    I’m also new here and also found you on Knitting Paradise .I think this is a great idea and can’t wait to get started and look forward to getting alittle done every day ,thank you for starting this ! Virginia

  4. Virginia
    Virginia November 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm | | Reply

    oops forgot I’m from sunny SW Florida !

  5. Bonnie Rosenmeier
    Bonnie Rosenmeier November 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm | | Reply

    Yes…thanks Claire

  6. Judy
    Judy November 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm | | Reply

    Our knitting group wants to try the KAL Christmas cloth we saw on Knitting Paradise, but we have a question already!

    We’re fine with Row 1. But on Rows 2 & 3, the pattern has a comma between “P1” and “across”. Does this mean (K1, P1) across to the last K1, or does it mean K1 and then P1 all stitches across to the last stitch as in Row 1? It’s amazing how one little comma can confuse us! Thank you for your help!

  7. Beth
    Beth November 3, 2013 at 1:12 am | | Reply

    is it a heart? from NC.

  8. Linda
    Linda November 3, 2013 at 7:48 am | | Reply

    Also here from Knitting Paradise. Love you have a KAL that doens’t take forever to finish.

  9. Paulette
    Paulette November 3, 2013 at 10:56 am | | Reply

    Good morning. Like Claire and Virginia I saw the link on Knitting Paradise site.
    I’m from Montreal, Quebec and I think the design will be a poinsettia motif.
    Happy knitting to all.

  10. Marilyn
    Marilyn November 3, 2013 at 11:08 am | | Reply

    This is a perfect project for a little break each day. It’s 67 degrees in sunny FL and nice weather for knitting outside.

  11. Mary
    Mary November 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm | | Reply

    Hi Claire.
    I found you on Knitters Paradise also. I am from the UK. So happy I found you. I love the idea of this project.
    Thank you so much for your kindness in sharing this lovely project with all us knitters. I shall keep the finished item for myself, very selfish of me but I am enjoying knitting it and logging on each day to find the instructions.
    I look forward to seeing what the end result will reveal.
    Happy knitting everyone.

  12. Hanna
    Hanna November 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm | | Reply

    I found you via Knitters Paradise and thought that as I like making dishcloths I would like to give this a try.

  13. Lisa
    Lisa November 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm | | Reply

    I can knit a little bit, I bet this will turn out wonderful! Excited to see where this will go.

  14. Marcy
    Marcy November 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm | | Reply

    I have loved the first 3 so I know this one will be great. I am from Springfield, Illinois.

  15. Elizabeth McKinney
    Elizabeth McKinney November 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm | | Reply

    I wanted to do the October KAL, but Socks got in the way. The socks are done, so I am looking forward to completing this KAL. I am guessing it’s an Angel!

  16. Marcy
    Marcy November 3, 2013 at 10:16 pm | | Reply

    Could this be Santa and his sleigh?

  17. Karen from NOLA
    Karen from NOLA November 3, 2013 at 10:20 pm | | Reply

    Hi all
    I found your blog by way of Ravelry. I am a new knitter (since July ’13) and I am excited to join in on this mystery KAL. Thanks for doing this.

    Casting on and catching up on the first two sets of clues.

    I tend to knit loosely, as I crochet loosely too, so I went down to a US 6 and I am trying to keep extra tension when knitting. Hope this helps the pattern show up. the cloths that I have made are always too loose and hard to identify the pattern. So I am anxious to see if the smaller needle and extra tension is the answer.

    Can’t wait until the design appears 🙂

  18. Lizzie
    Lizzie November 4, 2013 at 1:48 am | | Reply

    Hey Everyone!

    Greetings from NJ, I also found this via Ravlery and i love this idea! cant wait to see what the design is. It’s always great to find other knitters, especially when i feel like they’re a rare thing IRL, particularly as a college student.


  19. Betty
    Betty November 4, 2013 at 7:13 am | | Reply

    Hi everyone..

    I’m back from a short vacation and ready to knit this KAL with you. Good idea for a Christmas cloth in November Claire. I’m going to knit two of these I think so I can use one for a gift. Eva won’t tell me what it is so I’m going to outwit her and figure it out. I’m using a bright green yarn so am shooting for a Christmas tree or maybe just a large present under a tree that is wrapped in green paper.

  20. Signa
    Signa November 4, 2013 at 8:13 am | | Reply

    A Christmas stocking, perhaps?

  21. Catherine
    Catherine November 4, 2013 at 8:35 am | | Reply

    This is great! My Mom does not have Internet connection, so I am calling her each morning with the new row details so she can participate as well. She loves to knit and crochet and makes dish clothes all the time. It’s fun for both of us. She is using white cotton and I’m using green cotton. Thanks for creating and leading this KAL!

    P.S. I got your link for this from a post on Knitting Paradise

  22. Heather Thomas
    Heather Thomas November 4, 2013 at 9:54 am | | Reply

    I’m joining from Louisville, KY

    Lovely – I’m looking forward to another MKAL – just stumbled upon yours, and my youngest loves to clean stuff, so a dishcloth will be perfect for him.

    Checking the first 8 rows, I already have a guess – are we making a sleigh?
    can’t wait to find out. Might have to CO 2 at once to gift for both boys. 🙂

  23. Heather Thomas
    Heather Thomas November 4, 2013 at 9:57 am | | Reply

    I’m joining from Louisville, KY.

    Looking forward to watching this MKAL evolve. My littlest loves to wash things, so a dishcloth is perfect for him (just did one, but he can always use more). Will probably CO 2 so big brother gets one as well.

    Looking at rows 1-8, I have a guess already. Are we making a sleigh?

    can’t wait to find out!

  24. Lynda
    Lynda November 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm | | Reply

    I learned about your blog by visiting The Quarter Stitch. I’m excited to join in the MKAL. My guess right now would also be a sleigh/sled.

  25. Debbie
    Debbie November 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm | | Reply

    Hi! I’m from Philpot, KY and came across this mystery KAL pattern while looking on Ravelry for gift ideas. Sounds like fun and can’t wait to get started!!

  26. Kathy
    Kathy November 4, 2013 at 4:08 pm | | Reply

    Hi! I found this KAL on Ravelry over the weekend and decided to play along.
    My guess is a nice big bow.

  27. BJ Bible
    BJ Bible November 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm | | Reply

    I’m in!!!

  28. BJ Bible
    BJ Bible November 4, 2013 at 8:02 pm | | Reply

    I am guessing a Christmas Tree

  29. Paulette
    Paulette November 4, 2013 at 8:02 pm | | Reply

    Greetings from Montreal.
    Claire, can you tell us how many rows the finish product will have?
    For the motif, I’m sticking to a flower basket, maybe a poinsettia table centerpiece. I knit it in Bernat Holidays Red Sparkle. It looks very festive.

  30. Marcy
    Marcy November 4, 2013 at 11:10 pm | | Reply

    Could it be a sled/sleigh of gifts/ packages?

  31. Marlena Judd
    Marlena Judd November 5, 2013 at 6:08 am | | Reply

    Greetings this morning from a wet and windy England…….I am guessing it might be a Christmas tree!!! I also am liking the sound of the Bernat red sparkle…..it sounds so effective. Will have to see if we can get that over here. Happy knitting everyone!!

  32. Heather Thomas
    Heather Thomas November 5, 2013 at 9:10 am | | Reply

    another guess, if it’s not a sleigh, I’m going for candle – hard to tell as we’re still in the bottom…..could be almost anything!

  33. Jo Gresh
    Jo Gresh November 5, 2013 at 10:43 am | | Reply

    Hi, this is my first KAL . I look forward to checking in to get the instructions for the next two rows. Great fun, thanks Claire!

  34. Paulette
    Paulette November 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm | | Reply


    Bernat Holidays Red Sparkle

    There’s also a new yarn named Bernat Happy Holidays and the red is called Silvered Red.

    Happy knitting !

    1. Marlena
      Marlena November 7, 2013 at 4:50 am | | Reply

      Thanks very much for that Paulette….i will see if i can get it here in England or get it shipped to me.

  35. Hanna
    Hanna November 6, 2013 at 4:30 am | | Reply

    I am doing this from Australia. Could it be Santa in a chimney?

  36. Julie
    Julie November 6, 2013 at 6:19 am | | Reply

    Claire, I’m the gal from Durham who recently bought yarn and Pom poms for 2 scarves. Anyway, I am loving this KAL and I’m using a pretty purple cotton. I’m thinking a sleigh, also …

  37. Déadra
    Déadra November 6, 2013 at 9:01 am | | Reply

    Saw this on Knitting Paradise…It’s a perfect knitting fix with my morning coffee before I head to work! I thought at first it might be a Santa face with a seed stitch beard, but now I don’t know. I’m knitting in white since that’s the first cotton cone I managed to dig up. Having fun~Thanks!

    1. Déadra
      Déadra November 7, 2013 at 8:36 am | | Reply

      I neglected to say, I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota! We had our first “stay on the ground” snow Tuesday, but it has since melted. Good thing, since I haven’t raked up the leaves yet!

  38. Pam
    Pam November 6, 2013 at 9:11 am | | Reply

    I found the KAL through Knitting Paradise and started on day 3. I am using a red “I Love This Cotton” yarn. I really like surprises so I am not trying to guess ahead what the design is. I am originally from a small town in southern Indiana but have been in north central Texas now for 28 years.

    Thanks, Claire, I’m really enjoying it!


  39. Maria Pia
    Maria Pia November 6, 2013 at 9:17 am | | Reply

    Good morning to all. I discovered this KAL on Ravelry and i was very intrigued. And’ the first cloth i do and i hope to do so. First off all i would like to congratulate you for this wonderful initiative. You had an idea that i really like. I’ll do with wool and not going to use the like cloth, but with different colors and a hint of lurex silver or gold lighthouse’ my Christmas centerpiece. After this long introducion, i’d be with you, if you want. Many thanks and a warm greeting from Italy to all. Sorry for my English. CIAO

  40. Betty
    Betty November 6, 2013 at 9:56 am | | Reply

    Wow – reading the comments is like getting a taste of knitting from around the world. This makes for a truely wonderful wake-up in the morning. I’m glad to see so many adding in where you are living and the yarns you are using. Maria – using this as a center piece is a great idea.

    Here along the coast of NC it’s 67 degrees this morning – wonderful temp for me.
    Not cold or hot – just … perfect. Ha – ok, yeah, I’m a bit of a baby bear ! Happy knitting everyone.

  41. Sue
    Sue November 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm | | Reply

    This is fun! It is my first KAL that I found on Knitting Paradise. My first guess was a Christmas Tree but now thinking maybe a sleigh??? I’m from Williston, North Dakota, it’s cold here this evening 18 degrees.

  42. mya
    mya November 7, 2013 at 9:05 am | | Reply

    Thank you for sharing this KAL it’s really enjoyable.

    I think it’s going to be a gingerbread house.

  43. Lee
    Lee November 7, 2013 at 10:17 am | | Reply

    Loving this idea and looking forward to the finished product. Fun to get up each morning and add a few rows. I am from Barrhead, Alberta, Canada. I think it might be a manger with Jesus in it.

  44. Julie
    Julie November 8, 2013 at 6:02 am | | Reply

    An unlit hearth? Maybe stockings will appear coming from the top?

  45. Tamala
    Tamala November 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm | | Reply

    Is it a sleigh?

  46. Marcy
    Marcy November 8, 2013 at 9:19 pm | | Reply

    How about elf on the shelf?

  47. Marcy
    Marcy November 8, 2013 at 9:21 pm | | Reply

    Christmas tree?

  48. Marcy
    Marcy November 8, 2013 at 9:22 pm | | Reply


  49. Déadra
    Déadra November 8, 2013 at 10:19 pm | | Reply

    I guess an angel!

  50. Elizabeth McKinney
    Elizabeth McKinney November 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm | | Reply

    Like I said on the third… My guess is still an angel! This is fun!

  51. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth November 8, 2013 at 11:20 pm | | Reply

    How about Santa or Mrs Claus?

  52. Maria Pia
    Maria Pia November 9, 2013 at 4:36 am | | Reply

    Hi. I think it’s one of three wise men with a gift for the baby Jesus. I really like to partecipate in this KAL, and’ truly inspiring. And’ here a beautiful day and not cold. A good start to continue with this project. A greeting to all from Milan, Italy. Thank you for everything. Ciao.

  53. Noreen
    Noreen November 9, 2013 at 9:46 am | | Reply

    My first KAL too and enjoying it. Love picture dishcloths and admire those who design them. Could this be the little drummer boy, or nutcracker, or toy soldier?
    My location is west central Wisconsin, along the Mississippi River.

  54. Anastey
    Anastey November 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm | | Reply

    I’m over in Enid, Ok and I hope we have an actual winter this year lol

    I’m guessing it is a Dove!

  55. Anastey
    Anastey November 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm | | Reply

    after looking at it again, could it also be a bow or a snow globe?

  56. Paulette
    Paulette November 9, 2013 at 9:06 pm | | Reply

    Good evening from Montreal, Quebec.
    ho ho, it could be St. Nicholas wearing his long coat with fur garments.

  57. Karen from NOLA
    Karen from NOLA November 9, 2013 at 9:20 pm | | Reply

    I would like to guess–is it an “Old World Santa”?

    This is a lot of fun

  58. Flyssie
    Flyssie November 10, 2013 at 2:14 am | | Reply

    I am still thinking Holly, at this point, we shall see. It is fun waiting for it to appear like watching films developing !!
    We just had an enormous storm go through after a boiling hot morning here on the Gold Coast in Australia.

  59. Sarah
    Sarah November 10, 2013 at 10:01 am | | Reply

    I am guessing a snowman.

  60. Rose
    Rose November 10, 2013 at 10:46 am | | Reply

    I’m guessing a angel Christmas tree top

  61. Betty
    Betty November 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm | | Reply

    Nope – sorry guys but this is probably a Santa’s bag with a layer of coal at the bottom because she thinks I’ve been naughty this year and he’ll need coal for my stocking. Humph : )

  62. Noreen
    Noreen November 10, 2013 at 8:35 pm | | Reply

    Wondering-does the title of the cloth hold a clue to what the design is? Getting anxious to know!

  63. Elyse
    Elyse November 11, 2013 at 5:07 am | | Reply

    I am thinking by the way it is shaping up it is either a Christmas stocking or Santa Claus boot

  64. Kathy
    Kathy November 11, 2013 at 6:19 am | | Reply

    Found this via Ravelry…it’s my first KAL 🙂 I am guessing “Kris Kringle” as in the older looking version of Santa It’s fun to do this! Thanks for posting! I’m from NC!

  65. Kelly
    Kelly November 11, 2013 at 8:34 am | | Reply

    Knitting two different colors in Texas. I guess a reindeer.

  66. Marcy
    Marcy November 11, 2013 at 9:03 am | | Reply

    Where are November 11th clues?

    1. Marlena Judd
      Marlena Judd November 11, 2013 at 10:39 am | | Reply

      I am glad its not just me that has not got them yet…..I was beginning to wonder if something was wrong with my computer!!!!

  67. Judy
    Judy November 11, 2013 at 11:23 am | | Reply

    Nov. 11th pattern question….
    On “Row 21: K1, P1, K14, P1, K9, P2, P11, P1, K1. “, should the last P11 be K11

    Our group of 10+ in Titusville, FL is really enjoying this KAL! Thank you so much!

  68. BJ Bible
    BJ Bible November 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm | | Reply

    I think it is an Angel, maybe blowing a horn

  69. Karen from NOLA
    Karen from NOLA November 11, 2013 at 5:34 pm | | Reply

    gonna try one more guess…

    A woman with long cape or dress with a ribbon sash, maybe a caroler?

  70. Déadra
    Déadra November 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm | | Reply

    I think the angel will be holding a candle. OR maybe it will be Santa Lucia.

  71. Flyssie
    Flyssie November 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm | | Reply

    Could it be a Christmas Cracker / Bonbon??

  72. Anastey
    Anastey November 11, 2013 at 11:13 pm | | Reply

    How about a reindeer head? It is tapering like a neck. Or a stocking or ice skate?

  73. Tamala
    Tamala November 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm | | Reply

    I’m going with an angel blowing a horn, too.

  74. Flyssie
    Flyssie November 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm | | Reply

    It is looking more like a candle with drips down the side now!!

  75. Marcy
    Marcy November 12, 2013 at 10:30 pm | | Reply

    Maybe a nutcracker?

  76. janice
    janice November 13, 2013 at 8:04 am | | Reply

    Hi I’m in south jersey and am enjoying this KAL Great morning starter. Found you through Knitters Paradise too. Looks like a lot of us on here.
    My guess is a Christmas Stocking though if held sideways a bow is a good guess.
    Can’t wait for the next clue. How long will this take. Do I need to take this with me this Thanksgiving?

  77. Bonnie
    Bonnie November 13, 2013 at 9:28 am | | Reply

    I think Santa’s boot in the fireplace…I am not good at the guessing but love the knitting…it is really neat to see all the places this is happening and to be so connected!

  78. Heather Thomas
    Heather Thomas November 13, 2013 at 11:37 am | | Reply

    Now I’m thinking just a simple cross – we’re almost halfway done, and it’s not really doing anything…. I keep waiting for SOMETHING other than the slightly converging lines to show up…..patience. Not my strong suit.

  79. Judy L.
    Judy L. November 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm | | Reply

    I found you on Ravelry too. Patterned dishcloths have been my passion for the last year! This is definitely fun, especially with all the guessing! My guess is a piece of wrapped Christmas candy!

  80. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth November 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm | | Reply

    A child holding a gift

  81. Betty
    Betty November 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm | | Reply

    I never was much for guessing either Heather. All the guesses so far sound pretty good to me but I’m still not really seeing anything – well except my coal.

    I think when the pattern progresses enough we will see what it is pretty clearly and can then jump forward some to finish the knit. Remember, Eva starts out with a three row seed stitch border so that’s 3 out of the way at the bottom. I’m thinking by Thanksgiving there won’t be anything new added on. On the other hand Janice, it might be kind of fun to take the knitting with you and show it off : )

    That reminds me – Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate – it’s coming up quickly.

  82. Kelly
    Kelly November 14, 2013 at 9:11 am | | Reply

    It is looking like a caroler in a dress. Or an angel.

  83. Betty Holmes
    Betty Holmes November 14, 2013 at 10:50 am | | Reply

    I also think that it is an angel.

  84. Maria Pia
    Maria Pia November 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm | | Reply

    Hi, in Italy, on the night between the 5th and the 6th of January, according to legend, a lively old woman flying on her broom, comes from the chimneys of houses with a sack on his back. Gifts for children more good and coal for the bad guys. We call it the Befana. And if she was the misterious figure of this KAL? And more and more intriguind participate in this mistery. A warm greeting to all. Ciao.

  85. Heather Thomas
    Heather Thomas November 14, 2013 at 2:17 pm | | Reply

    ok, more interesting again finally – so I’m up to
    child praying

    at least we’re back to something more amusing to muse upon…..thanks!

  86. audrey
    audrey November 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm | | Reply

    I am thinking maybe a wiseman or a shepard maybe.

  87. Déadra
    Déadra November 14, 2013 at 6:44 pm | | Reply

    How about Mrs. Claus with a tray of cookies?

  88. Flyssie
    Flyssie November 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm | | Reply

    A carol singer maybe?

  89. Vonda
    Vonda November 14, 2013 at 7:37 pm | | Reply

    Is it Santa’s sack?

  90. janice
    janice November 15, 2013 at 8:38 am | | Reply

    Is it a soldiers head?? March of the tin soldiers?

  91. Mary Lee Fischer
    Mary Lee Fischer November 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm | | Reply

    I guess an angel with a trumpet.

  92. Kathy
    Kathy November 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm | | Reply

    The number 25

  93. Sandra
    Sandra November 15, 2013 at 10:45 pm | | Reply

    A horn

  94. Sandra
    Sandra November 15, 2013 at 10:52 pm | | Reply

    wise man?

  95. Anastey
    Anastey November 15, 2013 at 11:03 pm | | Reply

    a girl/woman in her nightgown and cap, from the Night before Christmas story?

  96. Anastey
    Anastey November 15, 2013 at 11:04 pm | | Reply

    How about a wise man too?

  97. Sarah
    Sarah November 16, 2013 at 1:08 pm | | Reply

    One of the wise men.

  98. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth November 16, 2013 at 11:23 pm | | Reply

    I can’t wait for the new rows each day. I am excited to see what it turns out to be.

  99. Flyssie
    Flyssie November 18, 2013 at 12:15 am | | Reply

    Maybe a Herald Angel

  100. Amy
    Amy November 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm | | Reply

    Catching up, I’ve think I’ve seen all of the best guesses so far!

  101. Amy
    Amy November 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm | | Reply

    Ebenezer Scrooge?

  102. Donna
    Donna November 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm | | Reply

    I hope it is St. Nick with his sack of toys because I am using red yarn.

  103. Sue
    Sue November 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm | | Reply

    One of the three kings??? Carrying a gift.

  104. Amy
    Amy November 19, 2013 at 9:24 pm | | Reply

    “mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap”?

  105. Judy
    Judy November 23, 2013 at 7:47 am | | Reply

    Claire, thank you for your faithfulness in posting the two new rows every morning. I have been emailing them on to my prayer shawl group very early each day. Each morning, when I open your website, you have already posted the rows. I just wanted you to know we appreciate your commitment to this each day. Thirteen of our ladies are thoroughly enjoying this and feel a sense of community by doing it together. It’s wonderful how God can use a simple dishcloth to bring such enjoyment! Thank you from the Indian River City Church Prayer Shawl Gathering in Titusville, FL.

  106. Paulette
    Paulette November 23, 2013 at 9:10 am | | Reply

    Even on vacation in Mexico, I come here every day and knit the 2 daily rows.
    Thanks for this fun project.
    Happy knitting!

  107. Janet
    Janet November 23, 2013 at 11:07 am | | Reply

    A friend told me of the KAL and it sure is fun to follow. I see an angel tree topper .

  108. Janet
    Janet November 23, 2013 at 11:17 am | | Reply

    Now I see a wise man carrying a gift. Oh, this is fun!

  109. Debbie
    Debbie November 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm | | Reply

    I now think it’s an angel!!

  110. 7letterDeborah
    7letterDeborah November 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm | | Reply

    it’s already been guessed, but I think it’s St. Lucia.

  111. janice
    janice November 24, 2013 at 8:19 am | | Reply

    Saw the magi a few days ago but think you have a star for him to follow. How clever. Love this cloth

  112. Laura
    Laura November 24, 2013 at 11:32 am | | Reply

    Hello from Arizonia, USA. Love this KAL! It’s my first and I think it’s a great way to taste a KAL, no huge expensive yarn commitment. Thanks Claire! I still am not sure about what this will turn out to be, I hope I did it correctly! Maybe a swedish santa clause, time will tell…….

  113. Karen from NOLA
    Karen from NOLA November 25, 2013 at 11:01 pm | | Reply

    Hi Claire,
    I have thoroughly enjoyed knitting this Christmas cloth along with everyone, and I would love to join in December’s mystery KAL. So much fun!

    I am going to my favorite yarn place tomorrow after physical therapy. Any hints on a good color choice for the next one? Will this also be a Christmas themed cloth? I don’t have any reds or festive prints and would love to pick up one tomorrow. this store is about an hour from home, so I have to plan my trips there.

    thank you so much for making these possible, and a very enjoyable KAL


  114. Anne
    Anne November 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm | | Reply

    Hi from Vancouver Island. I nearly missed this KAL. My friend saw it on KP and we’ve just started it. It’s usually mild here on Canada’s west coast but we’ve had below freezing and sunny this last week and it’s been lovely. Rain coming though. Thank heavens for knitting!

  115. Flyssie
    Flyssie November 28, 2013 at 12:47 am | | Reply

    What a joy this was – thank you so much for all of your efforts to get each day’s instructions up ready for us to go.
    I now have my first dishcloth -although it looks too nice to use!
    Will keep it for Christmas Day – so will be thinking of you Claire and everyone around the world who participated and wishing you all a wondrous Christmas and Happy New Year ahead in 2014
    Christmas Cheer
    Flyssie – Gold Coast, Australia

  116. Maria Pia
    Maria Pia November 28, 2013 at 7:35 am | | Reply

    Good Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it. And’ was a great pleasure to participate in this kal and know all of you from all over the world. Are very grateful especially Claire, that allowed all this, in addition to giving us a really cool cloth. A shared experience very exciting. Thank you to all and send a warm greeting. The next! Today here in northern Italy and’ a beautiful sunny day, but very cold. But the view of the snow-capped Alps and’ spectacular. Ciao.

  117. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth November 28, 2013 at 2:11 pm | | Reply

    I have enjoyed this KAL. It was fun trying to guess what it was going to be. I looked forward to each new instructions. Looking forward to another one even with the busy holiday season that is upon us. This was a bright spot each day and very relaxing. Some days it was hard to wait for the next post. Thank you Claire for faithfully posting and making this available. It was fun watching all the guesses and Congratulations to the winners. Enjoy your prize.

  118. Judie Cilcain
    Judie Cilcain November 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm | | Reply

    This was my first KAL and I really enjoyed it! Thank you for the prize; it’s absolutely beautiful and I shall treasure it and the memory always.


  119. Déadra
    Déadra November 29, 2013 at 8:48 pm | | Reply

    This was fun! Thank you! I should not have been surprise, but I was when I realized that my “wise guy” is traveling in the opposite direction…I am a lefty and knit from left to right! Technically, my wise guy is actually heading west as the text indicates! I am looking forward to the next KAL!

  120. Marilyn
    Marilyn November 29, 2013 at 11:57 pm | | Reply

    Enjoyed the KAL. I didn’t have any dishcloth cotton yarn when we started except in white and black so mine was done in white. You might want to encourage those in your KALs to not use white. It doesn’t show up well.

    It was fun and I’ll join you for the next one–after I get a different color!

    Thanks for the month of no-stress knitting.

  121. Hanna
    Hanna November 30, 2013 at 4:42 am | | Reply

    Thank you so much for this lovely pattern. I enjoyed working this dishcloth and have decided to do another one to give as a present. Am looking forward to the next one.

  122. Noreen
    Noreen November 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm | | Reply

    Thank you for a beautiful dishcloth pattern. The KAL was fun and this was my first. Will be looking forward to the next. A pleasant shared experience. Happy Holiday season. Noreen

  123. Judie Cilcain
    Judie Cilcain November 30, 2013 at 8:19 pm | | Reply

    This was my very first KAL, and I really enjoyed it. Thank you for doing this and for the truly lovely prize!

  124. Judie Cilcain
    Judie Cilcain February 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm | | Reply

    Never got my prize (but lost track of how to let you know until I saw your ‘closing ceremonies’ post today. Just thought you might like to know. Judie

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