This has been a fun project. I think it would make a great gift for the Chess player in anyone’s social circle. It definitely would be different, and portable. Just roll it up and take it along.
The picture above is my smaller version made with Palette fingering yarn from KnitPicks . It measures 12 1/4 inches square, with the playing field measuring, 10 1/8 inches square. Each interior square is 1 1/4 inch.
Here you see the opposite side.
The larger version measures 19 inches square with the playing field squares measuring 2 1/4 inch each.
This version was made with Patton’s Classic Wool.
This pattern is available at my Etsy store. The pattern includes both versions, chart and instructions.