I posted here 2-3 years ago, for help making a blanket for a friend’s first grandchild. The blanket turned out great, thanks to the help I received here. Now that same friend has another grandchild due!
I’d like to make a baby blanket with black and white (or brown and yellow, whatever) squares to match those on a chessboard. And then I want to put in chess pieces. I’ve joined a chess forum to get help deciding on a good configuration for the pieces. I know there are two methods for embroidering in the pieces–either intarsia or duplicate stitch, as I recall from the first blanket I made with sheep.
I can’t seem to find a good pattern to copy for my chessboard squares! Also, I want to make a pretty boarder for this blanket. Can anyone help me with some advice/resources/whatever for a) making the squares, b) the border and c) the embroidery of the pieces? I don’t expect anyone to invent a pattern for me! But maybe someone could recommend stitches to look up, or maybe a website that explains a good way to do the squares, etc? I’m worried that maybe crochet is better than knitting for making the chessboard, but then I’m not sure I can embroider the pieces in well. I’m not that familiar with crochet (or knitting for that matter!).
Any help would be appreciated.