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Woman Knits Chess Set
who runs the Killarney Junior Chess Club, and started the Killarney KDYS Knitting Club, has knitted a chess board and pieces. The board is 32 inches square and edged with celtic embroidery. The kings (pictured left) are 8 inches high. The pieces are filled with pure sheep wool and weighted with a 20mm hex nut. The design is adapted and scaled up from a pattern by Alan Dart in the May 2011 issue of Simply Knitting Magazine.
More images. It took Edwina 160 hours to complete. She commented: "Once started it became an obsession to finish it".
Killarney Junior Chess Club meets in the KDYS Youth Center on Wednesday nights from 7-8pm.