Chess or Draughts Placemats Knitting Pattern

This 5 page pattern for a set of Chess or Draughts placemats is an easy and fun make. It is also an ideal colour work project for anyone whose tension makes stranding impractical as the sets are worked in segments throughout. Padded with removable felt or foam, the mats are washable and the inserts can be removed or omitted for rolling the mats for storage or travel if required. They add the finishing touch to any dinner party or romantic twosome when accompanied by chocolate favours as game pieces for matches during a meal's coffee conclusion.


*Illustrated Pattern *One Size Pattern *Metric Measurement *Suitable for Beginners

Materials you need at home:

*4 X 100g Patons Smoothie Chocolate Double Knitting (Yarn A) 1 X 100g Patons Smoothie Red Double Knitting (Yarn B) 1 X 100g Patons Smoothie Cream Double Knitting (Yarn C) *A Pair of Single Point (SP) Knitting Needles, Size 3.25mm (UK size 10, US size 3) *3 buttons and possibly a Sewing Needle, depending on the button eye hole size. *4 Large Stitch Holders *1 sheet White 3-4mm thick Upholstery Foam or Pressed 100% Wool Felt, 60 cm wide x 0.5 m *A Tapestry Needle *Knitting Pins for seaming *Suitable chocolates as draughts/checkers/chess pieces.

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Lorna Fisher

I wouldn't say I forget everything else when I'm designing... but I do drink a lot of cold coffee! ​ I'm an obsessive knitter who began writing patterns whenever one I bought proved disappointing or when I couldn't find quite what I wanted ​​ My patterns are designed to be as easy as possible to make and as straightforward as possible to make up. They're designed to be fun!

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