RMT February

RMT February

February already? Not quite, I’m a couple of days early, (and I’m never early).  We are headed out in the morning for our annual skiing trip.  Last year I took my laptop along to post the nightly lines, and it was rather stressful dealing with the terrible mountaintop WiFi.  I know some of you worry if the lines don’t show up first thing in the morning!  🙂  So I’ve decided to do something I’ve never done before, I’m going to post the lines for the 1st through the 6th all tonight.  This is an adorable cloth from Eva, all simple knits and purls, I hope y’all love it!


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

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

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

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

Cast on 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) repeat from * to last stitch K1.

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

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

Row 7- K1, P1, K14, P2, K21, P1, K1.

Row 8- K1, P1, K1, P19, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P10, K1, P1, K1.

Row 9- K1, P1, K12, P1, K3, P1, K5, P3, K3, P3, K6, P1, K1.

Row 10- K1, P1, K1, P4, K5, P2, K4, P4, K1, P2, K1, P12, K1, P1, K1.

Row 11- K1, P1, K14, P2, K4, P4, K2, P7, K4, P1, K1.

Row 12- K1, P1, K1, P3, K3, P1, K3, P3, K3, P19, K1, P1, K1.

Row 13- K1, P1, K9, P2, K9, P2, K4, P2, K3, P2, K4, P1, K1.

Row 14- K1, P1, K1, P3, K2, P3, K2, P4, K2, P7, K2, P1, K1, P8, K1, P1, K1.

Row 15- K1, P1, K9, P1, K3, P2, K5, P3, K3, P3, K1, P3, K4, P1, K1.

Row 16- K1, P1, K1, P3, K13, P10, K1, P8, K1, P1, K1.

Row 17- K1, P1, K9, P1, K11, P11, K5, P1, K1.

Row 18- K1, P1, K1, P5, K9, P14, K2, P5, K1, P1, K1.

Row 19- K1, P1, K6, P1, K1, P2, K27, P1, K1.

Row 20- K1, P1, K1, P3, K2, P19, K2, P3, K1, P5, K1, P1, K1.

Row 21- K1, P1, K6, P1, K13, P13, K4, P1, K1.

Row 22- K1, P1, K1, P3, K13, P13, K1, P5, K1, P1, K1.

Row 23- K1, P1, K20, P13, K4, P1, K1.

Row 24- K1, P1, K1, P3, K2, P8, K2, P12, K6, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 25- K1, P1, K22, P2, K13, P1, K1.

Row 26- K1, P1, K1, P11, K2, P22, K1, P1, K1.

Row 27- K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 28- K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

Row 29- K1, P1, K5, P4, K5, P2, K21, P1, K1.

Row 30- K1, P1, K1, P20, K2, P4, K6, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 31- K1, P1, K3, P8, K3, P2, K16, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 32- K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P16, K2, P3, K3, P2, K3, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 33- K1, P1, K3, P2, K4, P3, K2, P2, K16, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 34- K1, P1, K1, P3, K14, P3, K2, P1, K3, P5, K2, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 35- K1, P1, K3, P3, K4, P3, K1, P2, K3, P12, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 36- K1, P1, K1, P3, K14, P3, K5, P4, K4, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 37- K1, P1, K4, P4, K3, P5, K3, P12, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 38- K1, P1, K1, P3, K14, P3, K4, P4, K3, P4, K1, P1, K1.

Row 39- K1, P1, K19, P12, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 40- K1, P1, K1, P3, K14, P18, K1, P1, K1.

Row 41- K1, P1, K5, P9, K5, P12, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 42- K1, P1, K1, P3, K14, P4, K11, P3, K1, P1, K1.

Row 43- K1, P1, K3, P13, K3, P12, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 44- K1, P1, K1, P3, K14, P3, K3, P7, K3, P2, K1, P1, K1.

Row 45- K1, P1, K3, P2, K9, P2, K3, P12, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 46- K1, P1, K1, P3, K14, P3, K2, P9, K2, P2, K1, P1, K1.

February 24- My kiddos were home from school today for a workday, and now they have canceled school tomorrow for snow!  sigh…

Row 47- K1, P1, K3, P3, K7, P3, K16, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 48- K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P16, K13, P2, K1, P1, K1.

February 25- I read back through all the guesses and I’ve decided Karen H. is the winner, back on the 11 she guessed Feb 16 and 1776, for our new country and Abe’s big hat, a Presidents Day cloth.  Her prize is a beautiful skein of Heritage Handpaints, congratulations Karen!   Hope to see you all March 1st!!2015-02-24_20.10.51


Row 49- K1, P1, K4, P11, K17, P1, K4, P1, K1.

Row 50- K1, P1, K1, P22, K9, P4, K1, P1, K1.

Row 51- K1, P1, K37, P1, K1.

Row 52- K1, P1, K1, P35, K1, P1, K1.

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

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

Row 55- *(K1, P1), repeat from * end with K1.

Row 56- *(K1, P1), repeat from * end with K1.


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

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

Bind Off.

126 Responses

  1. Dell M
    Dell M January 30, 2015 at 10:11 pm | | Reply

    I am a beginner and I am confused by the directions. Starting with row 5 should the following phrase be added: “to last stitch K1.” ?

  2. Jane
    Jane January 30, 2015 at 10:51 pm | | Reply

    Hi, Dell,
    There is a 3 stitch, seed stitch border on both sides: i.e. you start & end each row with K1, P1, K1. On odd rows it starts with K1, P1 & the 3rd stitch is incorporated into what follows. Same thing happens at the end. There is still a K1, P1, K1 at the end but the last of the row contains that first K1.
    Does that make sense?

  3. Jane
    Jane January 30, 2015 at 10:52 pm | | Reply

    In honour of Valentine’s Day, could it be Cupid?

  4. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth January 30, 2015 at 11:10 pm | | Reply

    I <3 U, or how about a pair of skis for Claire's trip? Love You?

  5. Marjorie
    Marjorie January 30, 2015 at 11:34 pm | | Reply

    I am in for February. Have no idea but perhaps hearts for Valentine’s Day. I hope Claire that you will have a good vacation and that your projects last for the week.

  6. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. January 31, 2015 at 1:33 am | | Reply

    Wild guesses–Cupid with the arrow, heart with arrow, multiple hearts, I (heart shape) you, heart shape with inside saying I (heart you) or I love you. Skier going down a snowy slope, a snowman, a snowflake or snowflakes falling all over the cloth.

  7. Wendy
    Wendy January 31, 2015 at 3:05 am | | Reply

    Hello all!!
    Happy to see that the new month already started!
    So I’m gonna take my needles, search for a nice yarn and get started!!

    Happy February all!

  8. jonibee
    jonibee January 31, 2015 at 7:15 am | | Reply

    Another snowy day..a great day to knit or bake..I have some pretty rose cotton yarn for this months mystery cloth. I have been also knitting a babys’ coat ensemble in lilac or periwinkle blue. So far I have the front, one sleeve, part of the back knitted ( I chose to do a sleeve when I noticed that a mistake had been made on the back and had to frog it out). Sometimes putting it down and regrouping your energy is best rather then trying to pick up where you left off. I imagine this months mystery is either something to do with Valentines day (cupid), Presidents day or a Cherry pie….There’s alot to choose from…Good Luck to All…

  9. Bonnie Rosenmeier
    Bonnie Rosenmeier January 31, 2015 at 8:18 am | | Reply

    Good idea for real vacation.
    Have a great time…be safe!

  10. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson January 31, 2015 at 12:52 pm | | Reply

    Love this kal! Maybe a flower of some sort – will have to get a few more rows done to see if anything comes to mind. I am not good at guessing the design but have so much fun knitting and reading everyone’s comments. Hope Claire and family have a great ski trip.

  11. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth January 31, 2015 at 7:42 pm | | Reply

    How about a Valentine snail or butterfly?

  12. Sue
    Sue February 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm | | Reply

    Maybe just the word LOVE

  13. Sue
    Sue February 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm | | Reply

    Or LOVE 2 SKI

  14. Libby Kaplan
    Libby Kaplan February 1, 2015 at 2:58 pm | | Reply

    I don’t know what I enjoy more. Knitting the washcloth or reading all the comments. Some great guesses. I vote for the love 2 ski

  15. Isabel
    Isabel February 2, 2015 at 3:27 am | | Reply

    Me parece una preciosa idea. Un incentivo para aprender a tejer y para reunirnos día a día con nuestras agujas a comentar.
    Aunque no pueda optar al premio, voy a tejer con vosotras. Espero tejer 12 hermosos cuadros que uniré en una manta.

  16. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez February 2, 2015 at 10:25 am | | Reply

    Isabel I wish I understood Spanish better. I have to wait for my husband to get home tonight to read this to me. I am thinking this looks like a heart shaped vase of flowers with some fallen petals. Or maybe just a single rose with the words I Love You. Kinda looks like a stem with a leaf on each side is forming.

  17. Rachel
    Rachel February 2, 2015 at 3:53 pm | | Reply

    I cheated and went to Google Translate:

    “Sounds like a lovely idea. An incentive to learn to knit and to meet every day with our needles to comment.
    Although I can not claim the prize, I’ll weave with you. I hope weaving 12 beautiful pictures that will join in a blanket.
    Thank You”

    Welcome, Isabel!

  18. glynis
    glynis February 3, 2015 at 12:39 pm | | Reply

    I think I’ll join in this month too. I see we have some seasonal guesses so I’ll keep to the theme and guess a groundhog seeing his shadow? Or how about Mardi Gras – a float, some pancakes …..mmmm I am looking forward to that day. Does anyone one else celebrate shrove Tuesday with pancakes? It is even called pancake day in England where I’m from. English pancakes are closer to french crêpes and traditionally we eat them with lemon juice and sugar (or treacle) rolled inside.

  19. jonibee
    jonibee February 4, 2015 at 2:12 pm | | Reply

    We use to get a King Cake at a company that I use to work for..I love the box that the cake came in..it was decorated in a Mardi Gras motif with the colors of the rainbow..inside it came with beads gold/purple/ green. It was a yellow cake with white frosting and decorated ..inside there was a baby Jesus..whom ever found it was said to have good luck..This is another practice that those whom think it’s dominating our lives wants to do away with, how sad…I say to each their own, live and let live. How about a Cherry Blossom tree.

  20. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 4, 2015 at 11:02 pm | | Reply

    Glynis, I also celebrate Shrove Tuesday with pancakes but I was raised in England but now call America home. I even managed to find golden syrup which is the only way to go. Glad you decided to join us it is great fun. I never see the picture until we are almost at the end but it is fun to read the comments of people who are smarter than I am.

  21. OhDarn
    OhDarn February 5, 2015 at 6:44 pm | | Reply

    Bien venido, Isabel! 🙂

  22. Karen H.
    Karen H. February 6, 2015 at 6:23 pm | | Reply

    Hi Everyone!! Welcome newcomers! I’m joining this month but just started today……too many things going on…..especially since I was told I am going to be a grandma again this fall for a 2nd time. So now I have a wedding in June, baby in July and in Sept!!! Busy, busy me! I’ve been babysitting for my grandson who’s 1 1/2 yrs. and helping out my MIL who’s 90….such extremes in ages and they both keep my quite busy.

    So I’m doing my cloth in red for valentine’s day but I have no clue as to the picture.

    I had to look up what shrove Tuesday was. Never heard of it but I do like crepes so those pancakes would be good. We celebrate Fat Tuesday here with Paczki donuts which are polish donuts. No, I’m not Polish but they are delicious and are like jelly donuts but can have a creme filling or a jelly filling. I’m English, Irish, French and German descent and never heard of Shrove Tuesday. I guess I’ll have to check this out cuz those pancakes will fit right in with Fat Tuesday!!! LOL!! It’s called fat tuesday cuz it’s the last day before lent and everyone eats all the sweets they can….hence, getting fat. A very enjoyable day and a good excuse to eat all those goodies!!!

  23. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm | | Reply

    Welcome back Claire. I am so glad that you had a good time. Thank you for leaving us some rows to work on while you were gone. We are all anxious to see what the new rows will show.

  24. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 6, 2015 at 11:23 pm | | Reply

    Just did row 14 should the last 11 stitches be P8 K1 P1 K1?

  25. Jane
    Jane February 7, 2015 at 12:34 am | | Reply

    I was wondering the same thing as Marjorie.

  26. jonibee
    jonibee February 7, 2015 at 6:37 am | | Reply

    Welcome Back..it’s great that you all had a wonderful time. We really got alot of snow up this way and more to come over this weekend…I keep saying to myself Spring is next month with hopes of better weather on the way.

  27. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez February 7, 2015 at 8:50 am | | Reply

    Welcome back Claire. Glad you had fun. I live in western Nebraska and snow is not something we seek out. We have had plenty of that this year. However it has been 70 degrees the las 2 days. Very unusual this time of the year. We had 2 inches of snow on Wed. Weird weather. I was wondering the same thing as Marjorie and that is how I finished row 14 so hope that is right. P8 K1 P1 K1.

  28. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth February 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm | | Reply

    Welcome Home Claire. Glad to hear you ll had a fun time. I think it would be great to be someplace with no cell/internet service. Hope you had time to get in some knitting. That was a small bag you were taking with you.

  29. jonibee
    jonibee February 8, 2015 at 7:10 am | | Reply

    Row 14 raised a flag when I came to the last three stitches…I almost questioned it, but I’m not the creator of this RMT so I just did it..thank you for bringing it to our attention. It’s starting to look interesting…

  30. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 8, 2015 at 10:50 am | | Reply

    No apologies necessary. The fact that you posted two rows when you had just got back from vacation amazed me. I remember when returning from vacation with children wanting to do nothing including unpacking suitcases.

  31. Amy
    Amy February 8, 2015 at 6:40 pm | | Reply

    I have no guesses yet. I’m taking this as an opportunity to FINALLY learn to knit continental style, and I’m concentrating so hard on the technique, I’m not seeing the stitches. Cheers to only two rows at a time, my hands are cramped by the time I get to the end, but I’m getting there!

  32. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson February 8, 2015 at 10:13 pm | | Reply

    Welcome back Claire! We sure did miss you. I am the world’s worst at guessing, but what the hey – this is great fun and it is so nice to read all the comments. Looks like there could be a flower developing on the lower left side of this piece; guess I will have to wait and see. By the way, we are experiencing a warming trend in Central Texas – it was about 70 today and should be close to that the next couple days. It goes up and down a few degrees, but the next day or two it should be lovely. I hear the red winged blackbirds trilling in the trees every morning when we feed our two mini horses and pet Pygmy goat. C’mon Spring!

  33. jonibee
    jonibee February 9, 2015 at 7:55 am | | Reply

    As I write this we are experiencing another snow storm here in MA. We expect atleast 2 feet more of the white stuff. Thank goodness it’s not really heavy as shoveling would be really hard. So far in the last three weeks we have received about 58″ of snow, so the question is where to put all of it. Thank goodness we have a place for it. I keep saying to myself Spring is only a month away, that’s my saving grace..I keep on throwing bread out for the birds as getting to food is hard for them.. Reading about the 70 degree temp. gives me hope as down the road we’ll have some of that..In the mean time it’s nice to stay indoors and knit..Wishing all of you a happy Monday….

    1. Wendy
      Wendy February 9, 2015 at 10:50 am | | Reply

      Oh my goodness! 58″ of snow?!
      I think I will turn mad if that would happen here. I don’t like snow at all so I’m always happy when the snow dissapears as quick as it comes over here 🙂

  34. glynis
    glynis February 9, 2015 at 12:35 pm | | Reply

    This one has me really stumped. In one direction I see the numeral 6 with a spindly 76 above that. In the other direction I see a lower case g above some squiggles. I can’t complete the image in my head from that so I’m enjoying discovering it in row couplets.
    Shrove Tuesday is Fat Tuesday, mardi gras. I might have to get some Lyle’s Golden Syrup (otherwise known as treacle) to have with lemon on my pancakes. It is February 17th.

  35. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 9, 2015 at 7:32 pm | | Reply

    Glynis, I had forgotten that golden syrup was called treacle. I have been in the
    USA for over 50 years so I have forgotten some sayings and adopted others. I am now in Louisiana so do King Cakes but I also do pancakes. I must admit that I like the winter weather here better than the weather I grew up with, I have had my fill of shoveling snow.
    Jonibee, My youngest daughter has a girl friend in MA. She grew up here so she is looking forward to the day here husband retires and they can move to Florida
    or somewhere else that is warm in the winter.
    Claire I hope you are not having to much trouble returning to reality. Vacations are wonderful but they do unfortunately have to come to an end.


  36. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth February 10, 2015 at 1:31 am | | Reply

    Maybe it says “Good Luck”

  37. jonibee
    jonibee February 10, 2015 at 5:20 am | | Reply

    I saw on Tv where they were saying that MA has broken all kinds of weather charts for the amount of snow in a short time. Yesterday we were helped twice first by our neighbor (his snowblower broke down, so he borrowed ours) and cleared the path and end of the driveway for us. Then my daughters’ boyfriend came over later and he did a very thorough job of doing the front path, the whole driveway and cleared off our car. We both are in our 70s and it was just too much for us to handle in so short a time. The spirit is willing but the body isn’t. I’m not looking towards Thurs. as more snow is predicted ..too much in a short period of time. My husband made Chicken soup which was a pick me up …it made us all feel good. I look forward to my knitting a good diversion from the weather.

  38. tanya marquette
    tanya marquette February 10, 2015 at 7:42 am | | Reply

    Yes, Jonibee. chicken soup for the soul and the body. it really does improve the immune system. Not quite 58″ of snow but one fall after the other. Despite snow plow guy doing part of the driveway, I get to do the other half and the wood pile so lots of winter exercise this year. I say enough already. Where is the temperature break already.

    Dishcloth not making sense yet. Bottom figure seems complete but doesn’t speak to me. The squiggles on the lower right look like sprinkled something or other. Maybe the left side motif is the bottom of a Chinese vase and the squiggles are fallen petals.

  39. Karen H.
    Karen H. February 10, 2015 at 10:32 am | | Reply

    This cloth doesn’t make any sense to me either. It looks like the top will be 1776 but I can’t figure out the bottom other than the bold 6. But it doesn’t make any sense since the first president wasn’t until 1789. So I looked it up and Valentine of Rome was martyred in 496 so could that be the numbers on the bottom? So there has to be some hearts and/or cherries or flowers,or cupid’s bow & arrows too. Just too confusing.

    We had 15″ of snow on our last storm. I’m glad we’re not having Boston’s snow!!! That is quite unusual for you. Our 15″ were bad enough and our snowblower quit in the middle of the storm and no one came to help. I shoveled and my DH managed to fix the snowblower so we were Ok for the rest of the storm. Where in the world do you put 58″ of snow??? And isn’t it hard to pull out of sidestreets if the snow is piled up on the corners of the roads?

  40. Jane
    Jane February 10, 2015 at 10:30 pm | | Reply

    I agree, must be 1776 there on an angle – which suggests to me a date to correspond on the other side. 2015 perhaps? – doesn’t seem like a significant # since the difference leaves 239. The other part looks, at this point, like 16. Could be Feb 16 – but I can’t find anything significant about that date.

  41. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. February 11, 2015 at 12:30 am | | Reply

    Some more wild guesses just for the heck of it! Chinese dragon and their New Year, February 16 has to do with President’s Day. Are we looking toward the Day of the Irish with a Shamrock? I too am a little stumped!

  42. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. February 11, 2015 at 12:33 am | | Reply

    George Washington as a kid chopping down the cherry tree? Forgot to include that with the President’s Day guess in prior message.

  43. Amy
    Amy February 11, 2015 at 1:36 am | | Reply

    This was the biggest historical event I found for February 1776:

    On February 1776, the first battle of the War for American Independence in North Carolina occurred at Moore’s Creek Bridge. There, North Carolina Whigs, led by Richard Caswell, soundly defeated the North Carolina Loyalists.

    It looks like an ‘e’ under the 776? I’ve got more research to do!

  44. jonibee
    jonibee February 11, 2015 at 7:31 am | | Reply

    Sometimes a new perspective throws us off in our guess..how about a bowl of Cherries “Life is just a bowl of Cherries”….with a music note thrown in for good measure….

  45. jonibee
    jonibee February 11, 2015 at 8:07 am | | Reply

    I see a 76 could it be the thirteen star flag of 1776?

  46. Annbeth
    Annbeth February 11, 2015 at 9:03 am | | Reply

    I have no idea.I am prisoner of the snow and more is to come on Thursday.I am knitting the cloth in a spring green color so wishful thinking is trees,spring bulbs starting to appear.Good luck ladies you are all so clever.Love your ideas.
    Annbeth,from CT.

  47. Heather
    Heather February 11, 2015 at 9:03 am | | Reply

    Chinese New Year is Feb 19 this year (it moves with the lunar calendar – and I’m only aware of the date as my oldest will be turning 6 and is excited to have a holiday on his birthday)

    I think we have the word LOVE coming down the left (the entire thing appears to be written with instructions working us from right to left through the letters, but also on the back side) but I still have NO IDEA what the squiggles underneath the bold letters are….still appearing decorative, but with planned purpose….Eva is being tricky!

  48. Karen H.
    Karen H. February 11, 2015 at 12:48 pm | | Reply

    It looks like maybe 16 is showing up so could it be for sweet 16? Or maybe Feb 16 for president’s day with 1776 for our new country with fireworks? hearts? cherries? stars? flag? Abe’s tall hat? streamers? USA? Love? So confusing!! Doing it from right to left is making it very interesting, that’s for sure! Congrats Eva for really stumping us! I hope you are enjoying this as much as we are!!!

  49. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 11, 2015 at 1:53 pm | | Reply

    Eva. You have really given us a puzzle this time, congratulations for challenging all the people who are smarter than I am. Now they know how I feel on all the mysteries.

  50. Heather
    Heather February 11, 2015 at 1:56 pm | | Reply

    hi Marjorie –
    we’re not smarter than you are, just more likely to be completely wrong and share it with the entire group for laughs.



  51. Melanie
    Melanie February 11, 2015 at 6:12 pm | | Reply

    Ok, so I am going to go way out on this guess: flower cart and spilled flowers.

  52. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 11, 2015 at 8:06 pm | | Reply

    Heather. Thank you for the kind words so now to give everyone a good laugh. How about USA FLAG 1776, or NO KING 1776. Eva you really have us confused this time.

  53. Diana
    Diana February 11, 2015 at 8:16 pm | | Reply

    Character representing sheep…as in year of the sheep in the Chinese zodiac?

    1. trink
      trink February 12, 2015 at 10:34 pm | | Reply

      This is turning into a wonderful history lesson. 1776 is there. Are we celebrating the Chinese New Year as well by going right to left? Way to keep us guessing.

  54. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez February 11, 2015 at 11:14 pm | | Reply

    I think it might be KISS ME coming down the side not sure what the squiggles are.

  55. Tracy Milligan
    Tracy Milligan February 11, 2015 at 11:19 pm | | Reply

    Be Mine???

  56. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson February 11, 2015 at 11:48 pm | | Reply

    Well, I am still at a loss but enjoying the heck out of this cloth! I think I see 1776 forming on the right side when I rotate the piece bringing the first row to the right. Maybe there will be a Continental Union flag, or a first Revolutionary flag below it. Add the Liberty Bell to the bottom left. Oh gosh! I am SO not good at figuring these out – lol! I do love knitting them though.

  57. Jane
    Jane February 11, 2015 at 11:51 pm | | Reply

    Aha – didn’t realize that the 16th was President’s Day. So surely related to that. Hmmm … doesn’t seem like enough room to put Feb, though.
    What symbol could be put there, I wonder? Washington astride his horse would be a bit complicated.

  58. tanya marquette
    tanya marquette February 12, 2015 at 6:55 am | | Reply

    Turning the cloth 1/4 turn one way gives a 6; turn the other it gives a 9. Next figure is very close to it suggesting a lot of letters or numbers get fit into the space. Of course the figure could be a ‘G’

  59. Heather
    Heather February 12, 2015 at 8:18 am | | Reply

    man, now I’m seeing the numbers – before I was rotating it the other way and the large block character was definitely a small knit “e” on the purl background, but now I’m seeing it could be a 6 or a 9….

    Claire – help – I need more rows to figure out which way we’re working!

    tomorrow is Friday the 13th – maybe it’ll all come clear then….. (snowing here today, why was it 60 this weekend and 28 now? I don’t understand the crazy weather)

  60. tricia
    tricia February 12, 2015 at 10:32 am | | Reply

    1776 twice, large block 1776 and a smaller one on and angle above it. The smaller may say February 1776. President’s day changes but this year President’s Day and Washington’s birthday are the same.

    February 16, 1776 and below it 1776 again.

  61. Melanie
    Melanie February 12, 2015 at 6:06 pm | | Reply

    LOL, a quarter turn! I’ve turned this thing upside down and turned it to the reverse side but never a quarter turn. Whole new range of possibilities opened up. Now I see the 76 everyone keeps talking about. My own personal ‘duh’ moment. Still shaking my head at the obvious. 🙂

  62. tricia
    tricia February 12, 2015 at 10:02 pm | | Reply

    I got mixed up turning it and the numbers.
    February 1776

  63. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 12, 2015 at 10:03 pm | | Reply

    Heather. No snow here yet but it is supposed to go down to freezing tonight. Do be careful if you have to drive on it. I have a daughter who moved to Kentucky from California and doesn’t seem to mind the snow or the cold weather.

    1. Heather
      Heather February 13, 2015 at 8:25 am | | Reply

      Marjorie – no problem with the snow – it didn’t stick (or melt, just blew off to the edges of grass mostly) – I was born during a blizzard and grew up in northern IN where we had 50/50 chance of snow on Halloween (always design your costume to fit OVER a coat, just in case) and once it started sticking in November it wouldn’t usually melt all away until the end of March – actually, I kind of miss that. But – 18F this morning without precipitation, easy driving, but brrrrr and for no pretty reason. Spring where are you?

      ok, this has to be numbers, but I liked when it was an “e” instead of a “6” – I’m lousy with dates and history, just have to sit and watch for some more rows. Thankfully we’re up against a weekend and I’ll get to catch up again on Monday with a larger chunk of clues. 🙂

      Happy Friday 13th to everyone, and enjoy Valentine’s Day tomorrow! <3

  64. tricia
    tricia February 12, 2015 at 10:03 pm | | Reply

    Guess it didn’t like the cherries!

    February 1776
    Cherries 16

  65. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. February 13, 2015 at 1:21 am | | Reply

    If we are going with 1776–Liberty Bell, Constitution, We the people of the United States—-Along those ideas or thoughts???

  66. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. February 13, 2015 at 1:40 am | | Reply

    In 1776——First American Flag, Declaration of Independence, Title given to our Country as United States, American Revolutionary War.

  67. Karen H.
    Karen H. February 13, 2015 at 8:25 am | | Reply

    my guess…..1776, flag, Feb 16

  68. Karen H.
    Karen H. February 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm | | Reply

    or again USA 1776 Feb 16

  69. Melanie
    Melanie February 13, 2015 at 10:53 pm | | Reply

    How about 1776 My Home??

  70. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson February 14, 2015 at 7:50 am | | Reply

    1776 on the top left, Liberty Bell on the right.

  71. Karen H.
    Karen H. February 14, 2015 at 9:27 am | | Reply

    Happy Valentine’s day, Everyone! It’s very cold here with wind chills this evening suppose to be -15 to -30 so anyone that lives in these cold areas stay safe and warm!!

  72. Deanna
    Deanna February 14, 2015 at 10:13 am | | Reply

    Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday.

  73. Deanna
    Deanna February 14, 2015 at 10:19 am | | Reply

    hit the button too quick. 1776 Liberty bell – Feb.16 Abraham Lincoln”s Birthday

  74. Deanna
    Deanna February 14, 2015 at 10:23 am | | Reply

    Also independance day July 1776

  75. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson February 14, 2015 at 10:28 am | | Reply

    I’ll try again… How about 2015 on the top left, 1776 on the top right. Across the bottom Feb. 16 for Presidents’ Day this year.

  76. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson February 14, 2015 at 10:32 am | | Reply

    Edit to my last guess – 2015 on top left, 1776 top right, USA across the top center, Feb. 16 across the bottom for President’s Day 2015.

  77. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez February 14, 2015 at 6:26 pm | | Reply

    Awe I see the 1776 now and the 16 so yep Feb. 16 must be on he bottom. I wonder if there will be a pic of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln on the top left. Can’t wait to see what is next.

  78. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth February 14, 2015 at 7:40 pm | | Reply

    How about something for Black History Month. February is Black History Month and on January 16, 1776, Continental Congress approved Washington’s order on the enlistment of free Blacks into the military.

  79. Karen H.
    Karen H. February 14, 2015 at 10:41 pm | | Reply

    new guesses……top is Feb 12 1776 and bottom is 2015 Feb 16 since Feb 12 is Lincoln’s birthday and Feb 16 is Washington’s birthday but there might not be enough room for that so it could just be 12 1776 on top and 2015 16 on the bottom…..or 12 1776 on top and Feb 16 or 2015 16 on the bottom…cuz we’re now 1/2 way through the cloth.

  80. glynis
    glynis February 16, 2015 at 9:29 am | | Reply

    The top left corner will have the number 12.
    The top right corner is 1776.
    The bottom right is 16.
    The bottom left is possibly going to say February or just Feb (maybe reading vertically bottom up in skinny letters).

  81. glynis
    glynis February 16, 2015 at 9:36 am | | Reply

    My post disappeared so I’ll post again, sorry if I repeat.

    So far this is is what I think.
    Top left is a big numeral 12 to balance the big 16 in the bottom right.
    Bottom left will be the word February or just Feb in skinny letters to balance the 1776 in the right top corner. The letters of February could run vertically bottom to top or slant wise to balance the 1776.

  82. tanya
    tanya February 17, 2015 at 8:59 am | | Reply

    I like Elizabethe’s idea of something to honor Black History Month but not sure that this is it.

    However, I think these projects will have a more typical theme. I am seeing a large 2 forming on top going from right to left. On the bottom there is a long vertical forming which could be a flag pole. The number 12 on top may form to go with the 16 at the bottom for both presidential birthdays.

  83. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson February 17, 2015 at 9:22 am | | Reply

    Maybe across the top is Feb. 12 with 1776 in top right corner, bottom says Feb. 16??? Perhaps bottom left corner will say 2015…

  84. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson February 17, 2015 at 9:25 am | | Reply

    To elaborate on my last guess, let me try to say it clearer. Across the top is Feb. 12 with 1776 in top right corner. Across the bottom, beginning in left corner maybe it will say 2015 and Feb. 16.

  85. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson February 17, 2015 at 9:29 am | | Reply

    Don’t know what happened to my post! So I’ll try again.

    Feb. 12 across the top with 1776 in top right corner and across the bottom is 2015 in the left corner corner and Feb. 16 for a balanced look to the cloth. (Please excuse any extra postings!)

  86. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson February 17, 2015 at 9:30 am | | Reply

    My iPad is going bonkers! Sorry for the extra posts!

  87. glynis
    glynis February 17, 2015 at 9:38 am | | Reply

    Thinking out loud:
    I wonder what is forming in the bottom left corner. Only 11 days left = 22 rows, 4 of which are border and two or three stockinette edging stitches, so that leaves about 16 more rows of actual pattern. A flag is very complicated to put in that amount of space.
    It doesn’t appear to be February after all so I’m staying tuned for the next installment.

    Happy pancake day everyone!

  88. Karen H.
    Karen H. February 17, 2015 at 9:43 am | | Reply

    I looked at my calendar and saw Washington’s b-day is the 22nd so the top could be either 12 1776 for Lincoln’s birthday or 22 1776 for Washington’s birthday. The bottom could be the washington monument and maybe some cherries with 16 for presidents day.

  89. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 17, 2015 at 3:35 pm | | Reply

    My granddaughter and I made the king cake on Sunday and I am just about to make the pancake batter. Ash Wednesday tomorrow the start of lent. Hope everyone had a good Valentines day.

  90. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez February 17, 2015 at 5:08 pm | | Reply

    Well it does look as if there is going to be a 22 left of the 1776. I would assume that is in recognition of Washingtons BDay. Lincolnshire BDay is the 12th and I am not seeing anything that is going to have that. I have not figured out what the line dot dot is on the bottom left. Oh well you clever ones will get this before me. I am at a loss.

  91. Jane
    Jane February 18, 2015 at 4:52 am | | Reply

    1776 & 16 over on the right side , for sure.
    Perhaps 22 on the left & maybe a Hat – as in Lincoln’s top hat on the bottom – doesn’t account for the space that is left, though.

  92. Heather
    Heather February 18, 2015 at 10:38 am | | Reply

    Eva and Claire – you win – we’re all baffled and it’s past midway. yay! the mystery continues!

  93. MIralee Vasquez
    MIralee Vasquez February 18, 2015 at 1:23 pm | | Reply

    Ok continuing with wild guesses. 1776 top right, 16 bottom right, 22 top left and bottom left is a picture frame with a likeness of Washington or it could be an abbreviation of Monday. MON. 16

  94. Sue
    Sue February 18, 2015 at 10:24 pm | | Reply

    Top right corner 1776 diagonally, top center 22
    Bottom right 16, bottom left diagonally 2015

  95. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 18, 2015 at 10:58 pm | | Reply

    Claire and Eva, You have out done yourselves this time. I am confused and by reading the other posts I am not alone this time.

  96. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth February 19, 2015 at 12:12 am | | Reply

    Top Row …… 02 1776

  97. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth February 19, 2015 at 12:14 am | | Reply

    Top Row . . . . . . 02 1776 Lower Row . . . Lincoln’s Hat 16

  98. Heather
    Heather February 19, 2015 at 9:58 am | | Reply

    it’s 10 below 0, and I don’t want to think about the windchill
    no school again (they’ve been out all week)
    and I still have no clue what this cloth is – happy and hopefully WARM knitting everyone!

  99. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 19, 2015 at 6:46 pm | | Reply

    Everyone in the snow and super cold temperatures please take care. My daughter had to dig her care out at the weekend. Maybe by next winter she will decide to move somewhere a little warmer. Moving from California to Kentucky has turned out a little extreme. Happy knitting everyone. KEEP WARM.

  100. Karen H.
    Karen H. February 19, 2015 at 7:18 pm | | Reply

    So I was out in the cold running errands this afternoon. It was 5 out but don’t know what the wind chill was. I guess I’m getting used to the cold cuz it felt cold but not the biting cold or maybe I was just dressed warm enough that it didn’t bother me.
    So my guess is top 12 and 1776 and bottom lincoln’s hat and 16. Or the top is 22 and 1776 with the bottom lincoln’s hat and 16.

  101. tricia
    tricia February 20, 2015 at 12:14 am | | Reply

    Top row
    12, Abe Lincoln’s birthday
    1776 Am. Revolution

    Second row
    Top Hat
    16 16th President, Abe Lincoln

  102. Jane
    Jane February 21, 2015 at 6:21 am | | Reply

    Hmm – does look like it is shaping up to be a 0 in front of that 2.

  103. tanya
    tanya February 21, 2015 at 8:13 am | | Reply

    there will need to be something in the upper left corner to balance the pattern.

    If the bottom left is a Lincoln hat, then the upper left should be a symbol for Washington.??????

  104. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson February 21, 2015 at 8:35 am | | Reply

    Wild guess here, as I am totally clueless! How about a cherry and 2-12 (to represent George Washington) and in lower left corner 2015 (to balance picture) with 2, top hat and 16 on the lower half (to represent Lincoln)…

  105. jonibee
    jonibee February 23, 2015 at 6:38 am | | Reply

    The purple heart was established by George Washington to be given for bravery in the line of duty. It was given at that time to just three men. It didn’t come to be used again until World War 1 and still is given today to those who have been wounded or mortally wounded while in service to their country. So a small heart would also be significant to George Washington.

  106. glynis
    glynis February 23, 2015 at 9:55 am | | Reply

    It seems to be 02 in the left top corner, 1776 in the right top corner, a top hat i. The bottom left corner and the number 16 in the bottom right.

  107. Wendy
    Wendy February 23, 2015 at 1:06 pm | | Reply


    it’s been a while and I’m completely forgotten where I left off.
    But when I read the guesses, I don’t seem to mind, because I don’t understand anything about those numbers…

    So this month will be frogged. The reason why I was away is that I had to deal with another family member who passed away. That is the 4th in a year so I needed some time to get my head around. I still need to get over it, but it is so damn hard…

    I’ll try to catch up again in March, new month, new hopes….

  108. jonibee
    jonibee February 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm | | Reply

    Wendy ..please accept my sincere sympathy in all that has happened this year for your loss. Hopefully the rest of this year will hold more happy events for you and your family.

  109. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm | | Reply

    Wendy….My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I hope that the rest of the year will hold some happy times.

  110. Karen H.
    Karen H. February 23, 2015 at 6:40 pm | | Reply

    Wendy, I’m so sorry for all your losses! It makes life sad when someone we care for passes away. My prayers go with you and your family during this time.

  111. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. February 24, 2015 at 1:08 am | | Reply

    I’m so sorry that your loved ones have passed away. One alone is bad enough, but to have 4! My prayers for you are for things to get better. Think happy thoughts.

  112. jonibee
    jonibee February 24, 2015 at 5:28 am | | Reply

    At this time of the year with all the snow/ice/cold weather this is the parents lament(school is cancelled), it looks like some schools will be in session longer or will open earlier for the new school year. Perhaps some Sat. school?

  113. Wendy
    Wendy February 24, 2015 at 8:53 am | | Reply

    Thank you all for your kind words!

  114. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth February 24, 2015 at 11:17 pm | | Reply

    Congrats Karen! You won some really beautiful yarn!

  115. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 24, 2015 at 11:29 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations Karen. The yarn is beautiful. Hope everyone is safe in this weather. Monday and Tuesday were no school days because of sleet and we may get snow tonight. Not much but it happens so rarely down here that even a couple of inches creates havoc. What is nothing in the north east is a disaster in the south.

  116. Jayne H.
    Jayne H. February 25, 2015 at 1:38 am | | Reply

    Karen–Congrats on your win. Nice yarn in beautiful colors!

  117. jonibee
    jonibee February 25, 2015 at 6:50 am | | Reply

    Congratulations to Karen on your correct guess ..the yarn is so pretty. This months riddle was really unique it had us all really guessing…

  118. Karen H.
    Karen H. February 25, 2015 at 10:09 am | | Reply

    Thank you everyone! I’m just so excited!!! I never thought I’d win……ever! So for those of you who think you’re always behind everyone just keep putting guesses out there because that’s all I did.
    Thanks Claire for the beautiful yarn I’ll be getting! I have no idea what I’ll make with it yet but the colors are just what I love! It’ll be awhile before I can use it since I have 2 babies and a wedding I’m working on first but that will be my next project afterward. I can’t wait! It’ll also be the 2nd thing I’ve ever made that I’ve kept for myself. Usually what I make goes to others…….like many of you know yourselves.
    Thanks again Claire and Eva for the enjoyment you give us each day with this KAL!

  119. Marjorie
    Marjorie February 25, 2015 at 12:21 pm | | Reply

    Just reread the postings and noticed only one message from OhDarn and none from CVSuzie this month. I hope that you are both OK.

  120. Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson February 25, 2015 at 9:14 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations Karen! This one was a bugger and you got it. Well done!

  121. Melanie
    Melanie February 25, 2015 at 9:17 pm | | Reply

    Congrats Karen! Looks like a nice skein of yarn.

  122. Melanie
    Melanie February 25, 2015 at 9:17 pm | | Reply

    (((hugs))) Wendy. Sorry to hear of your losses.

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