Still Knitting on Chess Set

I’m still working on the chess set. A little at a time. No hurry, though. Not a gift for anyone. Just something I thought would be a good entry in out local Fair this year. But our Fair is in October. So I have time.

I did learn something though. I am terrible at seaming these little buggers. I’ve tried the mattress stitch and it still looks awful when it’s finished. So I came up with a “cape” to add to each pawn and perhaps each of the other pieces as needed. At least it will hide the definitely not so perfect seaming that I did.

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Alan Dart’s Knitted Chess Set

I bought this pattern for a knitted chess set from Alan Dart’s website. It was a whole lot less expensive than trying to find one and purchase it on eBay. Anyway, I think this may be my knitted item for our local Fair this year.

If I knit one piece a day, I should have it done in little over a month. It’s really straight forward and easy, at least so far. I’ve made 3 pawns. I decided to do mine in pinks and reds, instead of the traditional black and white. The only thing that will be black and white will be the chess board.

Here’s a pic of Alan Dart’s chess set:

And here’s a pic on one of the pawns I have finished:

I’m making do with what yarn I have available. And instead of going out and buying hexi nuts for the added weight, I am using some old porcelain drawer pulls that I found at a yard sale (a whole bag for $2). And I’m using 8/0 seed beads for the eyes.

I’m also planning to make a large hanging bag with clear vinyl and a cloth background and individual pockets to store the pieces in. Hopefully, I will have it all done by the time our Fair is here.

Just for you Barb. Pawns with a coffee mug.