Introducing: Checkmate!

I am happy to finally introduce a new pattern to you, one that has been under construction and scrutiny and testing for quite some time now (I will refrain from stating how long exactly).  The point is, it’s done!  It’s been knit, tested, revised, photographed, written up and has just been uploaded to Ravelry.


checkmate 6

The Checkmate Chess Board is a 3 dimensional game for the whole family to enjoy.  It’s knit on US size 1 needles using fingering weight yarn, so it is small and portable, but will become a stunning family heirloom.

checkmate knight

Each piece was carefully mapped out so that the size and shape would be consistent, interesting, yet not so complicated as to seem impossible.  The knight pictured above was the hardest one of all!


There are more pictures on the Ravelry Pattern Page Here along with a link to purchase the pattern and get to work.  Join the Little Green Pixie Knits Rav group to join other LGP fans.  I’m excited to see it completed and released.  I hope you enjoy!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mistine
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 16:14:40

    Wow that is phenomenal work.


  2. mysstreesagreen
    Oct 03, 2013 @ 05:54:44

    Reblogged this on treesa green and commented:
    I have been awake until midnight for three nights in a row now, reading Little Green Pixies intensive blog about her craft, her circus and her travels. She is such a prolific producer of works, from knitting to facepainting to running gothic coffee stalls at music festivals, she lives a colourful life.
    I haven’t been all that interested in pursuing chess as a hobbie over the years, but my favourite knitted creation of hers so far? This beautifully quirky set – it’s an army of stitches!
    It even has it’s own drawstring to become a portable device.
    I want to revisit the game now that chess looks like this.


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