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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. 

Square inches worked with one full strand (66") of Paternayan yarn
Illustration Mesh size Plies of yarn Plies for straight stitch Needle size
7 mesh 16
needlepoint canvas 10 mesh 10 mesh 3 ply 4 18
needlepoint canvas 12  mesh 12 mesh 2 ply 3 20
needlepoint canvas 14 mesh 14 mesh 1 ply shown, 2 ply best coverage 3 20 or 22
needlepoint canvas 18 mesh 18 mesh 1 ply 2 22 or 24
Pearl Cotton on 18 mesh 18 mesh DMC Pearl Cotton #5 1 skein 22 or 24
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5 mesh Basketweave 48 Stitches per yard 1 yard Paternayan Rug Yarn 13
Basket Weave 5 mesh Basketweave 45 Stitches per yard 1 yard Smyrnalaine 1 13
Continental 5 mesh Continental 1 yard Smyrnalaine 1 13
Cross Stitch 5 mesh Cross Stitch 1 yard Smyrnalaine 1 13
Floss usage information
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

DMC Tapestry Yarn

$1.19 per 8.7 yard skein

$4.69 per 42.7 yard skein

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WAVERLY WOOLCOLORS 

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

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Free Bargello Chart

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