Needlepoint tips, hints and other information that may be of interest. Charts for the coverage of Paternayan Persian, DMC Tapestry and DMC Pearl Cotton #5 needlepoint yarns, how many strands to use for various sizes of canvas, plus a chart of the basketweave stitch.
Yarn usage is always an educated guess. This should help your guess. Don't forget the frequency of color change increases the yardage requirements.
|canvas size||stands to use||needle size|
|12||8 to 10 floss or perle size 3||18|
|14||6 to 9 floss or perle size 3||20 or 22|
|16||4 to 7 floss or perle size 5||22|
|18||3 to 5 floss or perle size 5||22 or 24|
|22||3 or 4 floss or perle size 8||24 or 26|
|24||2 or 3 floss or perle size 8||26|
3 ply Persian $11.00 for a 4 ounce skein, approximately 162 yards.
Available in 8 yard skeins. Each 8 yard skein covers 8.8 square inches on 12 mesh using 2 strands
Diagonal Tent or Basket Weave worked in diagonal rows up and down the canvas. Work thedown rows, from upper left to lower right, over vertical threads. Work the up rows from lower right to upper left, over horizontal threads. The needle comes up in the odd numbers, down in the even numbers. This stitch is the best wearing and least distorting of the tent stitches. Click to Enlarge