• Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Feldspar by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 9.5“ x 12“ (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 134 x 170

  • Stitched 2 over 2.


  • All DMC

About the design:

This design came about as I was toying with ideas of combining my signet dragons and the medallions. It started out as a square, like a chess board. So, I decided to give it a chess term as a name. Chess is a very old two-player strategy game with many varieties all over the world. I learned to play as a child when my older brother started beating our farther and my brother needed another opponent. I ended up teaching my younger brother and we have all been teaching and playing with their children. The game tends to pass through families in this way. Now, it can be played against computers, but is far more fun with a living opponent. “Checkmate” is what you say when you’ve trapped your opponent’s king and won the game.

Released in 2018