Riddle Me This- Easter Dishcloth

Riddle Me This- Easter Dishcloth

2014-04-29_21.01.14 (1)Happy April!  After this blistering cold winter, I know I’m not the only one who’s glad it’s here!  This month we celebrate Easter, by far my favorite of the ‘Holy’days!  In our house it’s know as Resurrection Sunday and this year it’s extra special because my sweet little boy turns 10 years old that day!  April’s mystery dishcloth design definitely has an Easter theme, although it will not be guessed quickly!  I designed 4 cloths for this month, rabbits, eggs, rabbits with eggs, but not one of them worked.  I love bunnies, jelly beans, egg hunts in pretty baskets, those are traditions that we enjoy each year.  But we need never forget that Good Friday and Easter Sunday compleat God’s plan of redemption for each and every one of us who accept His Gift.  So with that in mind, I designed another cloth, (before you guess, it is not a cross), inspired straight from the pages of scripture.  This is a simple knit and purl design, no special stitches required, I hope that you’ll enjoy it!



How it works –

Come back to THIS post every day through April, 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!

Cast on 41 stitches.

Row 1- *(K1, P1), repeat from * across, end with a K1.

Row 2- *(K1, P1), repeat from * across, end with a K1.

Row 3- *(K1, P1), repeat from * across, end with a K1.

Row 4- K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 5- K1, P1, K1, P13, K6, P7, K6, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 6- K1, P1, K4, P6, K7, P6, K14, P1, K1.

Row 7- K1, P1, K1, P13, K6, P7, K6, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 8- K1, P1, K7, P3, K7, P3, K17, P1, K1.

Row 9- K1, P1, K1, P16, K3, P7, K3, P6, K1, P1, K1.

Row 10- K1, P1, K6, P3, K9, P3, K16, P1, K1.

Row 11- K1, P1, K1, P15, K3, P9, K3, P5, K1, P1, K1.

Row 12- K1, P1, K6, P3, K9, P3, K16, P1, K1.

Row 13- K1, P1, K1, P14, K4, P9, K4, P4, K1, P1, K1.

Row 14- K1, P1, K5, P3, K11, P3, K15, P1, K1.

Row 15- K1, P1, K1, P14, K3, P11, K3, P4, K1, P1, K1.

Row 16- K1, P1, K4, P4, K11, P4, K14, P1, K1.

Row 17-K1, P1, K1, P13, K3, P13, K3, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 18-K1, P1, K4, P3, K13, P3, K14, P1, K1.

Row 19- K1, P1, K1, P13, K3, P13, K3, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 20- K1, P1, K3, P3, K15, P3, K13, P1, K1.

Row 21- K1, P1, K1, P12, K3, P15, K3, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 22- K1, P1, K3, P3, K15, P3, K13, P1, K1.

Row 23- K1, P1, K1, P11, K3, P17, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 24- K1, P1, K2, P3, K5, P7, K5, P3, K3, P7, K2, P1, K1.

Row 25- K1, P1, K1, P1, K7, P3, K3, P5, K7, P5, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 26- K1, P1, K2, P2, K6, P7, K6, P2, K3, P7, K2, P1, K1.

Row 27- K1, P1, K1, P3, K3, P5, K2, P8, K3, P8, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 28- K1, P1, K2, P2, K8, P3, K8, P2, K5, P3, K4, P1, K1.

Row 29- K1, P1, K1, P3, K3, P5, K2, P8, K3, P8, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 30- K1, P1, K2, P2, K9, P2, K8, P2, K5, P3, K4, P1, K1.

Row 31- K1, P1, K1, P3, K3, P5, K2, P7, K3, P9, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 32- K1, P1, K2, P2, K9, P3, K7, P2, K4, P4, K4, P1, K1.

Row 33- K1, P1, K1, P4, K3, P4, K2, P7, K3, P9, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 34- K1, P1, K2, P3, K9, P3, K5, P3, K4, P3, K5, P1, K1.

Row 35- K1, P1, K1, P4, K4, P3, K3, P5, K3, P9, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 36- K1, P1, K3, P3, K8, P3, K4, P3, K4, P4, K5, P1, K1.

Row 37- K1, P1, K1, P4, K4, P4, K4, P2, K3, P8, K4, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 38- K1, P1, K4, P4, K7, P3, K1, P4, K5, P4, K5, P1, K1.

Row 39- K1, P1, K1, P5, K4, P5, K7, P5, K5, P4, K1, P1, K1.

Row 40- K1, P1, K6, P15, K3, P7, K6, P1, K1.

Row 41- K1, P1, K1, P6, K7, P4, K11, P7, K1, P1, K1.

Row 42- K1, P1, K10, P9, K2, P9, K7, P1, K1.

Row 43- K1, P1, K1, P7, K3, P2, K13, P10,  K1, P1, K1.

Row 44- K1, P1, K12, P4, K1, P6, K3, P3, K8, P1, K1.

Row 45- K1, P1, K1, P7, K3, P6, K3, P16, K1, P1, K1.

Row 46- K1, P1, K18, P3, K4, P3, K9, P1, K1.

Row 47- K1, P1, K1, P8, K3, P4, K3, P17, K1, P1, K1.

Row 48- K1, P1, K19, P3, K2, P3, K10, P1, K1.

Row 49- K1, P1, K1, P9, K3, P2, K3, P18, K1, P1, K1.

Row 50- K1, P1, K20, P3, K1, P2, K11, P1, K1.

Row 51- K1, P1, K1, P10, K5, P20, K1, P1, K1.

Row 52- K1, P1, K22, P3, K12, P1, K1.

Row 53- K1, P1, K1, P11, K3, P21, K1, P1, K1.

Row 54- K1, P1, K21, P5, K11, P1, K1.

April 28- I’m going in to the shop tomorrow to pick the prize!  Sorry I’m a little late announcing the winner, spring break has screwed up my routine!

Row 55- K1, P1, K1, P10, K5, P20, K1, P1, K1.

Row 56- K1, P1, K21, P5, K11, P1, K1.

April 29- Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”  

Isaiah 48:12 “”Listen to me, Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last.”

Many of you guessed Alpha and Omega so quickly I couldn’t believe it!  Because I asked for an EXACT answer, Amy who guessed correctly on the 5th is our winner!  And her prize is a lovely skein of Frolicking Feet yarn in a colorway called Wild Violets, Congratulations!

We have another KAL starting on May 1st, I hope you will all join us again!  

Row 57- K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

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

Row 59- *(K1, P1), repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 60- *(K1, P1), repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Bind Off.

(I gave the sample I knit to the sweet girl who leads my bible study, and forgot to take a picture first, so I’m knitting up another tonight, and I’ll put the photo up tomorrow!)


163 Responses

  1. Betty
    Betty March 31, 2014 at 9:56 pm | | Reply

    ok – the challenge is out for me. I have no idea what Claire has cooked up for us this month so I’m going to knit along and see if I can do as good as you at the guessing. No worries though as my relief knitting rarely shows up like it should : ).

  2. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson March 31, 2014 at 10:23 pm | | Reply

    Yippeeeee! Another of Claire’s lovely dishcloths. I have been making them for my sister to use as facecloths – she loves them! Thanks so much Claire for teaching me new stitches and motivating me. I look forward to your post every day. XO 😉

  3. Miss Dixie
    Miss Dixie March 31, 2014 at 10:41 pm | | Reply

    When Claire says “from the scriptures” the first thing that came to my mind
    is INRI …..(Jesus of Nazareth The King Of The Jews). St. John 19:20.

  4. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson March 31, 2014 at 10:50 pm | | Reply

    So fun to knit along and try to figure out what each design is. Claire, thank you for this fun and motivating opportunity to learn new stitches and improve my knitting skills. I look forward to your site each and every day. XO 😉

  5. Marjorie
    Marjorie March 31, 2014 at 10:51 pm | | Reply

    I am in and have my first two rows done. Thank you Claire for all your hard work that keeps us entertained each month. I and I am sure many other knitters appreciate it.

  6. Vickie
    Vickie April 1, 2014 at 12:06 am | | Reply

    Hi Claire, I wanted to let you know the yarn arrived today, and I so LOVE it! Thank you so much! It feels amazing! 🙂

    1. Patsy
      Patsy April 1, 2014 at 8:54 am | | Reply

      I haven’t been on here for a few days but want to congratulate you on guessing the correct answer so early. The picture of the yarn looks yummy, I bet it is even better in person. Enjoy!!!

  7. Deanna Reed
    Deanna Reed April 1, 2014 at 12:36 am | | Reply

    just happened on your site. This sounds like a lot a lot of fun, so count me in. I love a challenge. and i can take my time writing the instructions down , even better. thank you.

  8. Maria Pia
    Maria Pia April 1, 2014 at 7:49 am | | Reply

    I ‘m here and i am particularly happy at the same time struck by the words of Claire on the real values of the Easter. We here feel them neighbors thanks to the words and teaching of Pope Francis. I thank you anyway for reminding us what’ is’ the true message of Easter. Ciao

  9. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 1, 2014 at 8:00 am | | Reply

    Going by claire is saying about this one.Maybe the tomb that Jesus was buried in.And a early Happy Birthday to your son…Oh my I just love this warm weather..Hoping it is here to stay..Happy April fool’s Day to everyone..Be on the lookout for those jokes..

  10. Heather Thomas
    Heather Thomas April 1, 2014 at 8:05 am | | Reply

    day 1 and I know EXACTLY what it will be – ha – a DISHCLOTH! yay!
    happy fools day to everyone, I’m looking forward to another beautiful cloth to stash into my gift pile for later in the year. 🙂

  11. Patsy
    Patsy April 1, 2014 at 8:44 am | | Reply

    I guess the cross is too obvious for Easter. Looking forward to this one. The March one was so much fun. Thanks Claire providing us with a little diversion from the everyday tasks.

    Looks like Heather has guessed it exactly already. Good job Heather.

  12. Patsy
    Patsy April 1, 2014 at 9:50 am | | Reply

    I think a dove would be perfect.

  13. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez April 1, 2014 at 9:54 am | | Reply

    Ok, I am back. I took a month off to finish some other projects but I really missed knitting a dishcloth with everyone. When I heard this was scripture based for Easter I was really excited. The one that always come to my mind at this time of year is John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son”. ……. Not sure you could get more then that on one dishcloth but if you can then add “so whoever believes in Him will have eternal life”. Thank you Lord for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

  14. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez April 1, 2014 at 10:07 am | | Reply

    I am back. Took a moth off but really missed doing the mystery dishcloth. When I heard that this was scripture based I just had to guess. The one scripture that comes to my mind most often at this time of year is John 3:16 ” For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son that who so ever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” Can’t get much better then that. I am pretty sure you can’t fit all of that on one dishcloth, but that is ok God wrote it on my heart and that is what counts. Happy Easter:)

  15. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez April 1, 2014 at 10:08 am | | Reply

    Whoops it looks like my first post did take. I couldn’t see it. Oh well sorry about that.

  16. Amy
    Amy April 1, 2014 at 1:28 pm | | Reply

    The crown of thorns?

  17. Donna Miller
    Donna Miller April 1, 2014 at 1:53 pm | | Reply

    I don’t know but I have started it! Every month I think this looks like fun and promptly forget about it. Today, I picked up needles and yarn and the first two rows are done. Looking forward to tomorrow 🙂

  18. Gail m Barnes
    Gail m Barnes April 1, 2014 at 10:31 pm | | Reply

    Hello, can anyone join in on this? You all seem to be having such fun. I have been teaching myself(with the help of YouTube) to knit for the last year. I would love to join in sounds like a great place to learn and meet others that love to knit.

    1. Heather Thomas
      Heather Thomas April 2, 2014 at 8:54 am | | Reply

      Glad to have you along -this is a great place to join and hang out – Claire makes wonderful patterns, this is another knit and purl only version (no fancy stitches to keep track of) and with only 2 rows a day it’s fairly easy to keep up.

      Welcome, and I hope you enjoy learning and practicing along. 🙂

  19. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. April 2, 2014 at 12:48 am | | Reply

    Christ died for our sins so we could have eternal life. Forgive them. In rememberence of me Take wine which is my blood Take bread which is my body…….. (words on a placque sp?)

  20. jonibee
    jonibee April 2, 2014 at 8:27 am | | Reply

    The words..”Alleluia” or Christ Has Risen or I Am The Light what ever the it is ..you are also returning us to the bible …

  21. jonibee
    jonibee April 2, 2014 at 8:35 am | | Reply

    The word…”Forgive” (as that’s one of the greatest acts in the world to do)

  22. Amy
    Amy April 2, 2014 at 8:55 am | | Reply

    A lamb representing “Lamb of God”

  23. Maria Pia
    Maria Pia April 2, 2014 at 9:30 am | | Reply

    I can venture a hypotesis? The three crosses on Mount Calvary. The central one with Jesus Christ and with to sides those of the two thieves. Ciao to all.

  24. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 2, 2014 at 9:49 am | | Reply

    Welcome Gail..Glad to have you along..You will love it..we have so many guesses and they change day to day as the cloth progresses..right now I am still gonna stick to the resurrection tomb until I see it changing some.Hope everyone has a good day…So glad to see the sun shining..May be too early but I am planting some flowers today..Ready to see some color in the yard…

  25. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez April 2, 2014 at 11:52 am | | Reply

    How about a palm leaf or branch.

  26. glenda
    glenda April 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm | | Reply

    One of the most cherished symbols during Easter is the lamb, which represents Christ. Maybe a lamb with a cross?

  27. Cheryl
    Cheryl April 2, 2014 at 5:08 pm | | Reply

    I going to try the word “Savior”. Since Jesus died on the cross to save us, and teach us there is eternal life in heaven. Good Luck everyone. 🙂

  28. Ellie
    Ellie April 2, 2014 at 8:56 pm | | Reply

    I”m here again!! Ellie

  29. Marjorie
    Marjorie April 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm | | Reply

    My guess would be an Easter lily. Whatever it turns out to be I am having fun.

  30. glenda
    glenda April 2, 2014 at 10:37 pm | | Reply

    Hmmm…not far enough along, and a lamb is incorrect, what about a grapevine wreath?

  31. Kathy Burkleo
    Kathy Burkleo April 2, 2014 at 11:49 pm | | Reply

    Well, after knitting the first six rows, I’m inclined to agree with Heather that it is the empty tomb with the stone rolled away showing that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead! He took God’s wrath we deserve so His sheep will have eternal life.

  32. Patsy
    Patsy April 3, 2014 at 1:45 am | | Reply

    Maybe the Angels at the tomb.

  33. Vicky
    Vicky April 3, 2014 at 2:40 am | | Reply

    I seem to be using the wrong color of yarn and have trouble making out the pattern. Does anyone know if a 2 oz skein of Peaches and Creme will make a wash cloth? Living in a rural area I am very limited on what I can get without paying shipping and handling.

    1. Heather Thomas
      Heather Thomas April 3, 2014 at 8:11 am | | Reply

      Hi Vicky –
      Yes – 2oz of peaches and creme will work out just fine and you’ll have some left over. I use sugar n cream (similar weight and sizing) most of the time and still have plenty at the end (not sure if it’s enough for 2 cloths from one skein as I’ve often used part of the ball for another project before I even start)

      glad to have you here!

  34. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 3, 2014 at 8:17 am | | Reply

    At the moment..I am still sticking to the tomb…And Vicky that will be plenty to make a washcloth,with some leftover…

  35. jonibee
    jonibee April 3, 2014 at 8:52 am | | Reply

    I’m thinking perhaps the Last Supper..something like the partaking of communion and words to the effect of “Do This In Memory Of Me” a chalice perhaps…

  36. Vickie
    Vickie April 3, 2014 at 10:54 am | | Reply

    Welcome Gail! Thank you Claire for another wonderful KAL! Its something to really look forward to every day. This month my cloth will be a nice bright lime green for spring, and my guess is : 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given

  37. Gail m Barnes
    Gail m Barnes April 3, 2014 at 11:34 am | | Reply

    Good morning all, I sat down last night to knit and couldn’t get logged on. My tablet was having a grammie moment. After a full charge here we are ready to knit. I have no clue what the pattern is but looking foreword to seeing it come to life. Hope you all have a great day.

  38. Sharyn
    Sharyn April 3, 2014 at 11:41 am | | Reply

    Back again. Easter makes me think of church so that is my first guess. A church with a steeple.

  39. Donna Miller
    Donna Miller April 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm | | Reply

    This has been a very enjoyable break in my day..still no idea what it is!

  40. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth April 3, 2014 at 10:20 pm | | Reply

    I have been out of town so I had to start and catch up today. I am guessing the Nail Scared Hand of Jesus.

  41. Kathy Burkleo
    Kathy Burkleo April 3, 2014 at 11:31 pm | | Reply

    Now I’m thinking it could be a little country church with a steeple like Sharyn mentioned. We will all keep knitting and guessing!

  42. Vicky
    Vicky April 4, 2014 at 1:27 am | | Reply

    Thank you, Heather and Karen. I looked today and the store has several solid colors of Peaches and Creme. My guess would be three nails making a cross.

  43. ajsgramma
    ajsgramma April 4, 2014 at 7:10 am | | Reply

    I think the bottom will have the open tomb, with suns rays radiating out from behind it or a dove flying above it.

  44. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 4, 2014 at 8:21 am | | Reply

    I love all the guesses..Mine this month is gonna be a pink/white..Just hope it blends in with whatever the picture turns out to be..But this is all in fun anyway..Doesn’t matter about the color..I hope…lol..Still deciding whether to keep them for myself or keep them ands give out as gifts..

  45. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth April 4, 2014 at 9:20 am | | Reply

    I’m going with the Holy Sepulchre for now.

  46. Nina
    Nina April 4, 2014 at 10:40 am | | Reply

    A bunny holding a basket …

  47. Gail m Barnes
    Gail m Barnes April 4, 2014 at 12:38 pm | | Reply

    Good Morning all, while I have 7and 8 done still not sure what it is. I am having a good time with it. I did realize that I need to go buy another set of needles. I’m using my favorite set for this. So I get to go find another set of caspians oh ya makes me happy. Have a great day.

  48. Miracle Vasquez
    Miracle Vasquez April 4, 2014 at 1:17 pm | | Reply

    I am thinking it is the open tomb as well with He is Risen at the top.

  49. Kathy Bresee
    Kathy Bresee April 4, 2014 at 8:44 pm | | Reply

    I am seeing feet — my first thought is bunny feet / shoes and possibly going to hold a sign — no matter what it is — I love watching it come to “life”. Happy Spring!!

  50. Kathy
    Kathy April 4, 2014 at 9:35 pm | | Reply

    Hi! I’m in for this mystery dishcloth. I found a link for this site and thought I’d give it a try. I’ll be away for the next few days, but should be able to catch up. Enjoy reading all your comments and guesses. I don’t have any yet. Happy knitting.

  51. Vickie
    Vickie April 4, 2014 at 11:34 pm | | Reply

    It looks like the bottom of the Omega sign.

  52. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 5, 2014 at 7:37 am | | Reply

    i am still thinking the tomb until it starts developing a little further…have a good weekend everyone

  53. Amy
    Amy April 5, 2014 at 8:04 am | | Reply

    alpha and omega!

  54. Jan
    Jan April 5, 2014 at 8:11 am | | Reply

    How about the Christian fish symbol? When I see that I think of the Resurrection.
    Have a great day everyone. We leave Florida is 3 days for snowy Minnesota. They got another 12 inches yesterday. This is the winter that won’t quit.

  55. Amy
    Amy April 5, 2014 at 8:13 am | | Reply

    The flame of the Paschal candle symbolizes the eternal presence of Christ, light of the world in the midst of his people; he who is the Second Person of the Trinity, the Alpha and Omega. The Paschal candle is sometimes referred to as the “Easter candle” or the “Christ candle.” The term “Paschal” comes from the word Pesach, which in Hebrew means Passover, and relates to the Paschal mystery of salvation.

  56. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. April 5, 2014 at 11:28 pm | | Reply

    Words He is Risen

  57. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth April 6, 2014 at 12:50 am | | Reply

    I’m not sure what it is yet, but whatever it is… it will be bright orange!

  58. Vicky
    Vicky April 6, 2014 at 1:07 am | | Reply

    Not the words alpha and omega but the symbols for alpha and omega. That is my guess.

  59. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson April 6, 2014 at 10:47 am | | Reply

    Yes, I agree – bet it is the Alpha and Omega symbols.

  60. Patsy
    Patsy April 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm | | Reply

    I believe you ladies are right. I looks like it will be the Alpha and Omega symbols.

  61. Emma
    Emma April 6, 2014 at 4:51 pm | | Reply

    My guess is a cute bunny!

  62. Betty
    Betty April 6, 2014 at 10:07 pm | | Reply

    Well, you guys have put up some really great guesses. Each time I’ve completed the two rows I take a look at my work and the only thing I can see is the bright yellow of the yarn I’m using (Easter reminds me of the sun rising with all it’s hope and glory). But… I’ve looked at it in all possible directions except for inside out and still can’t make up my mind. Whew – this is a toughie.

  63. jonibee
    jonibee April 7, 2014 at 6:12 am | | Reply

    A giant Easter Egg..meaning new beginnings ..a time for renewal of our faith..

  64. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 7, 2014 at 9:24 am | | Reply

    I am still sticking to the tomb,for now anyway..Either way it’s gonna be a pink/white variegated something…Hope everyone has a good day…We are having a wet one here..Raining cats and dogs…lol…

  65. Sharon Amador
    Sharon Amador April 7, 2014 at 10:00 am | | Reply

    Alpha and Omega symbols

  66. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth April 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm | | Reply

    The symbol for Alpha & Omega?

  67. Gail m Barnes
    Gail m Barnes April 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm | | Reply

    I just finished today’s rows, I also am guessing a country church.

  68. Cheryl
    Cheryl April 7, 2014 at 9:19 pm | | Reply

    I want to change my guess to a pair of praying hands.

  69. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth April 7, 2014 at 10:26 pm | | Reply

    Alpha & Omega intertwined

  70. jonibee
    jonibee April 8, 2014 at 7:04 am | | Reply

    After viewing religious symbols this definately is beginning to look like the Alpha & Omega (beginning & end) symbols..

  71. Sharyn
    Sharyn April 8, 2014 at 11:13 am | | Reply

    Definitely Alpha and Omega but I think the wrong side is the right side.

    1. Heather Thomas
      Heather Thomas April 9, 2014 at 9:38 am | | Reply

      I think you’re right, Sharyn! Otherwise I don’t see how the Omega would be offset to the left – seems like there wouldn’t be enough space to stack them directly overhead…so unless there’s another design element, I think they’d be diagonal, and with the Alpha toward the right (at least on this side) it seems this would be the reverse.
      Claire is messing with us again! I love it. 🙂

  72. Ruby
    Ruby April 9, 2014 at 1:04 am | | Reply

    Chalice and wafer for blood and bread

  73. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 9, 2014 at 7:49 am | | Reply

    gone to seeing the alpha and omega like everyone else..

  74. knittingdancer
    knittingdancer April 9, 2014 at 9:30 am | | Reply

    The Shroud of Turin

  75. Ma
    Ma April 9, 2014 at 11:19 am | | Reply

    I agree, I think it is the alpha and Omega symbols with alpha on top and Omega symbol above it.

  76. Ma
    Ma April 9, 2014 at 11:21 am | | Reply

    I agree, I think it is the alpha and Omega symbols with alpha on top and Omega symbol on the bottom.

  77. Ma
    Ma April 9, 2014 at 11:26 am | | Reply

    I agree. I think it is the Alpha symbol on top and the Omega symbol on bottom.

  78. Ma
    Ma April 9, 2014 at 11:31 am | | Reply

    Oops, sorry didn’t mean to post 3 comments. Saw I made mistake on first one . Hope everyone has a good day.

  79. Donna Miller
    Donna Miller April 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm | | Reply

    I have no idea and no imagination…..

  80. Patsy
    Patsy April 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm | | Reply

    looks like the odd rows are wrong side and even rows are right side. This would make the Omega sign on the correct side of the cloth.

  81. Marjorie
    Marjorie April 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm | | Reply

    The Alpha and the Omega. “I am the Alpha and the Omega.”

  82. Vickie
    Vickie April 10, 2014 at 12:30 am | | Reply

    It definitely looks like the Omega now, not sure what’s on top….could be Alpha like everyone is saying. Its bright lime green whatever it is! LOL

  83. Andrea Caruolo
    Andrea Caruolo April 10, 2014 at 11:16 am | | Reply

    Omega with Alpha up and to the right

  84. Deanna Reed
    Deanna Reed April 10, 2014 at 11:25 am | | Reply

    Is it a Menorah

  85. Kathy
    Kathy April 10, 2014 at 8:50 pm | | Reply

    I’ve been seeing the beginnings of the omega sign for a few days now, so I’m siding with the alpha and omega sign that quite a few of you are favouring. Looking forward to seeing how they stack up.

  86. Ellie
    Ellie April 11, 2014 at 11:24 am | | Reply

    My guess is Alpha – Omega.

  87. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth April 11, 2014 at 10:51 pm | | Reply

    After the two rows today I am sticking to my guess of the Alpha & Omega symbols intertwined. At least they look good in bright orange!

  88. Dixie
    Dixie April 13, 2014 at 8:20 am | | Reply

    I have been trying to comment unsuccessfully using my phone! Trying the iPad now…. It does look like the Alpha and Omega symbols! In lime green!

  89. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth April 14, 2014 at 12:17 am | | Reply

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend with her!

  90. jonibee
    jonibee April 14, 2014 at 4:38 am | | Reply

    I know how that can be ..even though we didn’t have a young one we had a teenager (our grandaughter ) and though she is not a problem it does catch up with you especially when you haven’t had a sleep over for quite awhile..I guess I’m showing my age…I did though find some time to knit amongst other things.

  91. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 14, 2014 at 7:51 am | | Reply

    i know you had a good time with her..my 2 granddaughters who are 9 and 12 stayed saturday night with us..it was so nice to have them stay the night..i used to see them daily now i see them maybe once a week..and they are getting to the age where they want to hang out with mama and daddy..not nanny and papa..i hate to see them grow up..and the do so fast..lol……

  92. Kathy
    Kathy April 14, 2014 at 12:43 pm | | Reply

    For the fun of it, I tried guessing what the next two rows would be. So this morning I get to check on my success or failure. I’ll let you know in a bit.

  93. Kathy
    Kathy April 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm | | Reply

    Nope. Bombed!! Frogged, and did it right! At least a few parts were right.

  94. Elaine
    Elaine April 14, 2014 at 9:40 pm | | Reply

    I know what you mean about 4 year olds. I watch my 4 year old GD 5 days a week. She has a very big vocabulary for her age and a none stop talker. Only child and everyone has talked to her like a adult since she was born. Very little baby talk and it’s paid off. Now I’ve added a 2 year old that is new in my life and she doesn’t talk very well at all. What a difference. Anyway I’m enjoying them while I can. I know they won’t need me all to soon.

  95. Marjorie
    Marjorie April 14, 2014 at 10:36 pm | | Reply

    Little ones are great fun but they always have so much energy. I hope that you have recovered. Have a blessed Easter.

  96. Sheryl Swanson
    Sheryl Swanson April 15, 2014 at 2:46 pm | | Reply

    Lion. Lion of Judah the Savior.

  97. Carolyn
    Carolyn April 15, 2014 at 9:25 pm | | Reply

    The Alpha and Omega symbols intertwined.

  98. Maria Pia
    Maria Pia April 16, 2014 at 6:24 am | | Reply

    I agree with all the opinions on Alpha and Omega twisted. And’ very significant and very valued on my part. I’ll just make’ another in white or green, the color of hope. I take this opportunity to wish you all and your families a joyous Easter and a good Monday of Angel. Ciao to all.

  99. jonibee
    jonibee April 16, 2014 at 6:59 am | | Reply

    Easter wishes to All~

  100. Gail Barnes
    Gail Barnes April 17, 2014 at 1:39 am | | Reply

    Hello all,
    I did miss a row had to pull two down to get it right. Now I’m back on track.
    I do think that it might be the Menorah as Deanna said above.

  101. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 17, 2014 at 8:05 am | | Reply

    hope everyone has a great weekend..Love all these guesses..going with the alpha and omega like most of everyone else..for now that is..lol..it could still change on us..

  102. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth April 17, 2014 at 5:36 pm | | Reply

    Not working today. Sitting at home with a fractured ankle. My choices are knit or watch TV. Wait… there is no choice there… it’s knit, knit, knit!

  103. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 18, 2014 at 8:47 am | | Reply

    hope you get better soon elizabeth..and the best way to heal is to sit and knit..enjoy

  104. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth April 18, 2014 at 11:11 pm | | Reply

    Well, found out from the doctor that I chipped my ankle and have a small fracture. I have to wear what’s called a fracture book to protect it from more injury. There is nothing else to really do but let time heal it.

  105. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 19, 2014 at 10:20 am | | Reply

    ouch elizabeth..i had to wear one of those boots one time when my daughter broke my toe.doctors thought it was funny.they all had to come out in the waiting room to see her..we were at the lake under the pontoon floating and she kicked my foot and broke my toe.i thought it hurt and everyone else was laughing..hope you feel better soon..take it easy and knit and let it heal…

  106. Jan
    Jan April 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm | | Reply

    Happy Easter to All! HE IS RISEN
    My husband has Parkinson’s and on Monday he is going to have deep brain stimulus surgery. We would welcome your prayers. Thank you.

    1. glenda
      glenda April 21, 2014 at 11:17 am | | Reply

      Jan, my friend had this surgery and it has given her her life back! I hope your husband has the same great results. My prayers go out to you.

  107. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth April 19, 2014 at 1:21 pm | | Reply

    Thanks Karen, I will knit this dishcloth and a pair of socks while my ankle knits it self back together!

  108. Bev
    Bev April 19, 2014 at 1:41 pm | | Reply

    Happy Easter to everyone on this great blog and special prayers will go out to Jan and her husband, hoping that his surgery is successful.

  109. Ma
    Ma April 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm | | Reply

    He is risen indeed!!!!! Have a Blessed Easter everyone

  110. jonibee
    jonibee April 20, 2014 at 7:51 am | | Reply

    May Peace and Joy be yours today..Happy Easter~

  111. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 20, 2014 at 8:59 am | | Reply

    Happy Easter to everyone on here..Hope all goes well with the surgery Jan..We are hoping for a speedy recovery..Hope your ankle is feeling a little better today Elizabeth.Prayers for you both..

  112. Faye
    Faye April 20, 2014 at 12:50 pm | | Reply

    Prayers to Jan and her husband and a happy and glorious Easter to all.

  113. Maria Pia
    Maria Pia April 21, 2014 at 7:23 am | | Reply

    In this Monday of Angel i concur in prayer for the husband of Jan, so’ that the intervention is successful and those for the leg of Elizabeth ’cause both can have a speedy and full recovery. Ciao to all.

  114. Sheryl Swanson
    Sheryl Swanson April 21, 2014 at 10:36 am | | Reply

    Thinking of you all. Prayers for Jan’s husband and for her. May God’s peace surround you and keep you. Elizabeth I pray you also have a quick healing and recovery.

  115. Vickie
    Vickie April 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm | | Reply

    Prayers for Jan’s husband…may he have a speedy recovery and a wonderful outcome! Elizabeth, take it easy, knit, knit, knit….and let your ankle knit, knit, knit! LOL Feel better soon! 🙂

  116. Jan
    Jan April 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm | | Reply

    The surgery for my husband today went very well. Thank you so much for your prayers. It is wonderful that total strangers who happen to love knitting can be joined through this website and the power of prayer. Thank you Claire for your witness to us and your willingness to sprinkle scripture throughout your blog.

  117. Maria Pia
    Maria Pia April 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm | | Reply

    Very happy for your husband, Jan, God bless you forever. Ciao

  118. Bev Schenk
    Bev Schenk April 22, 2014 at 2:21 pm | | Reply

    So glad to hear that the surgery for Jan’s husband went well. I had a relative with Parkinson’s and wish that this surgery had been available at the time. I’ve heard that it is quite successful. Prayers will be continued.

  119. Kathy
    Kathy April 22, 2014 at 2:24 pm | | Reply

    Well, I am back again, and see how much I’ve missed. Hope you all had a meaningful Easter with family and friends. We heard some incredible music this week end, pointing us to the Lord Jesus Christ, our wonderful Saviour.
    Yes, Jan, please knit, knit, knit, with your hands and in your bones.
    I also pray that your husband has a complete recovery from surgery. Our friend also has Parkinson’s, and has benefited tremendously from surgery. I’m not sure of the name of our friend’s surgery, but it has made his life so much better.
    And now I’ve got some catching up to do on my dishcloth. A happy thought.

  120. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 23, 2014 at 9:01 am | | Reply

    so glad the surgery went ok for your husband jan…hope everyone has a great day

  121. Kathy Bresee
    Kathy Bresee April 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm | | Reply

    I am loving these letters evolve — it is like knitting a prayer — Good thoughts going the way of everyone.

  122. P.J. Coldren
    P.J. Coldren April 23, 2014 at 2:58 pm | | Reply

    My competitive nature is such that I refuse to guess unless I KNOW I am going to be right. So for me the pleasure comes from the knitting process. Knowing that no matter what else I do or do not get done on any given day, I’ve knitted something. This is followed by the joy of knowing that there are other people out there, perhaps at the same time (usually o-dark-thirty in the morning, before I go to work) who are doing the exact same thing I am. And I have managed to convince one of the women at work to do this, too. She tends to do it at night, after she puts her kids to bed – but still, we are knitting women! Yay!!!

  123. Elaine
    Elaine April 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm | | Reply

    No guesses, Just waiting to see what this looks like. Stopped knitting along, so will have to play catch up when I can.

  124. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth April 23, 2014 at 11:00 pm | | Reply

    Knitting is my relaxation and stress reliever after a long day at work answering customer phone call and dealing with upset people.

  125. Deanna Reed
    Deanna Reed April 23, 2014 at 11:02 pm | | Reply

    Could this be a Wine Jar?

  126. Marjorie
    Marjorie April 24, 2014 at 10:23 pm | | Reply

    Elizabeth I hope your foot is healing. Look at it as a good way to catch up on your knitting without without feeling guilty about the other things you should be doing.
    Jan I was delighted to hear that your husbands surgery went well. I hope you have many more happy years together.

  127. Gail m Barnes
    Gail m Barnes April 25, 2014 at 11:45 pm | | Reply

    Well I’m finely seeing the pattern, I did look up the Alpha Omega, it now makes sense to me.

    I need to ask, will this flatten out if I block it when done?

  128. Vonda
    Vonda April 26, 2014 at 11:52 am | | Reply

    The Ascension of Christ

  129. Gail m Barnes
    Gail m Barnes April 26, 2014 at 10:51 pm | | Reply

    Thank you, I wasn’t sure how to block the dishcloths. I have enjoyed your kal and I’m looking foreword to the next. Very addicting.

  130. Betty
    Betty April 27, 2014 at 7:45 pm | | Reply

    I very much enjoy doing these surprise dishcloths. However, I think it would be beneficial to know from the beginning just how many rows there are to the pattern.

  131. Vicky
    Vicky April 28, 2014 at 12:48 pm | | Reply

    The alpha and omega signs look great on a solid color of Peaches and Creme.

  132. Karen
    Karen April 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm | | Reply

    What are these TOWELS? I’ve never seen dishcloths or facecloths this large in my life. I think when it gets done ,it will be a hanging towel.

  133. Marjorie
    Marjorie April 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm | | Reply

    Claire there is no reason to be sorry for being late with the winner this month. All of us who have children know how school holidays mess up routines. The ones who will eventually have families have something to look forward to. Enjoy your little ones while you can, they grow up far to quickly.

  134. Maria Pia
    Maria Pia April 29, 2014 at 5:31 am | | Reply

    Many congratulations, Amy, beautiful yarn! Thank you to Claire. I enjoyed very much this subject, very significant. I plan to make others. I greet all friends and we feel May 1. Ciao

  135. jonibee
    jonibee April 29, 2014 at 6:17 am | | Reply

    Congratulations Amy…good guess…the yarn is serene looking loving the colors.

  136. Karen Wicker
    Karen Wicker April 29, 2014 at 7:34 am | | Reply

    Congratulations Amy.The yarn is beautiful.
    And Claire,Can’t wait to see what you have in store for use next month..
    Hope everyone has a good day..We have rain here in Anderson.

  137. Amy
    Amy April 29, 2014 at 7:41 am | | Reply

    Thank-you so very much for your lovely and generous prize Claire. I have enjoyed following your Mystery Dishcloth KALs. I was as surprised as you were when I guessed this one so quickly. It’s always a treat to see what you will be revealing next. Happy knitting everyone! 🙂

  138. Lin James
    Lin James April 29, 2014 at 7:52 am | | Reply

    Thank you Claire. I am really enjoying these KAL’s. I am doing them all in acrylic and then will join them to make a blanket.

  139. Annbeth
    Annbeth April 29, 2014 at 8:01 am | | Reply

    Like the Girl Scouts I want to be prepared for the next KAL.Any color recommendations? I have been using#7 needles ,getting a very nice size.So looking forward to May 1st.Your blog makes my day.Just to let the knitters know ,you are never to old to try new things,on May 4 th I will be 76.
    Thanks for a good time.

    1. Verna
      Verna April 29, 2014 at 10:50 am | | Reply

      Annabeth, on May 8th, I’ll be 67 & like you, I love to still be trying & learning new things…Happy almost Birthday! (((HUGS))) Verna

  140. Noreen
    Noreen April 29, 2014 at 8:13 am | | Reply

    Congrats Amy! Enjoy that beautiful prize. Made my dishcloth in Sugar and Cream’s Black Currant and am pleased with it. I too am a loose knitter so go with a smaller needle just to make out the design. Thanks Claire for a wonderful pattern.

  141. Heather Thomas
    Heather Thomas April 29, 2014 at 8:28 am | | Reply

    I love it – thanks Claire, and congrats to Amy – great guessing!
    I still have some catching up to do, but that holds me over until the next one gets to the interesting bits (since first 3 rows are generally predictable).
    My gauge is fairly average, and I love that these are large enough to use for washing my kids faces or cleaning up the table. Keep ’em coming!

  142. Pam
    Pam April 29, 2014 at 11:45 am | | Reply

    My first time knitting one of your KALs. I thought it was great fun. I was impressed by the early guesses! Personally, even at the 20 row mark I was still scratching my head as to what it could be. I used size 7 needles. Finished piece is 9″ x 9″. I am happy with that size. I look forward to seeing your next KAL. If it is another dishcloth, I’m in!

  143. Betty
    Betty April 29, 2014 at 7:51 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations Amy – that’s a beautiful yarn for a quick guess. um… Claire, I WAS going to say that ya know ?? Actually I kind of dropped the ball on this one. Life gets busy at times even for those who prefer to sit and knit. Will be looking forward to the knit in May – all needles, fingers and toes crossed : )

  144. Marjorie
    Marjorie April 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations Amy. I didn’t have a clue that early. Actually to be honest I never have a clue until someone else comes up with the solution. I then sit and wonder why I couldn’t see it sooner. Role on May 1 the only thing I am sure of is that the first three rows will be knit one purl one. Happy knitting everyone.

  145. Vickie
    Vickie April 30, 2014 at 12:25 pm | | Reply

    Congrats Amy! Beautiful yarn! Thank you Claire for another wonderful KAL, and can’t wait til May! 🙂

  146. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez April 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm | | Reply

    Way to go Amy! I knew you were right the minute you guessed it. What beautiful yarn. Congrats.

  147. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez April 30, 2014 at 5:24 pm | | Reply

    Way to go Amy! I knew you were right the minute you guessed it. What beautiful yarn. Congrats. Can’t wait until tomorrow.

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