The design is shown on 14 count Aida fabric, but you may also use evenweave or fabric with a different count.
Grid Size: 11.5″ x 15.7″ (160 x 220 stitches)
Design Area: 140×200 stitches
Stitches required: Backstitch. Single thread for all the design. No fractional stitches.
The chart shows all windows in the same color, as you will be selecting a color depending on the temperature, or your mood.
The top three windows are for January, February and March,
The first column is for April, May and June, from top to bottom.
The second column is for July, August and September, from top to bottom.
The third column is for October, November and December, from top to bottom.
The listing includes one chart that can be applied for both white and black canvas, with some of the floss colors replaced.
The floss is from the DMC Light Effects collection, but you may use the same floss numbers without the E prefix for regular stranded cotton
Original: E898 dark oak for the walls, E310 black for the window settings.
Original on dark canvas: substitute E898 Dark oak with E746 cream; substitute E310 black with E940 glow in the dark.
Note: you may also stitch walls and window settings in regular cotton, for example 310 black on white canvas, and use Light effects only for the windows, this will create a nice contrast of rough surface of the walls and glass of windows. On black canvas, you may stitch the walls AND the window settings in E940 glow in the dark.
The pattern will look great with any color scheme, so you may use the floss you have left and black or white for the background.
Suggestion on the temperature range:
10°-15° = E718 Pink Garnet
16°-20° = E3837 Purple Ruby
21°-25° = E155 Amethyst
26°-30° = E825 Blue Sapphire
31°-35° = E3843 Light Blue Sapphire
36°-40° = E3849 Aquamarine Blue
41°-45° = E334 Blue Topaz
46°-50° = E415 Pewter
51°-55° = E966 Lime
56°-60° = E135 Golden Dawn
61°-65° = E703 Light Green Emerald
66°-70° = E699 Green Emerald
71°-75° = E3852 Dark Gold
76°-80° = E3821 Light Gold
81°-85° = E677 White Gold
86°-90° = E316 Pink Amethyst
91°-95° = E321 Red Ruby
96°-100° = E815 Dark Red Ruby
101°-105° = E130 Gemstones
106° and more = E3685 Rosewood
-15°- -13° = E718 Pink Garnet
-12°- -10° = E3837 Purple Ruby
-9°- -7° = E155 Amethyst
-6°- -4° = E825 Blue Sapphire
-3°- -1° = E3843 Light Blue Sapphire
0°-2° = E3849 Aquamarine Blue
3°-5° = E334 Blue Topaz
6°-8° = E415 Pewter
9°-11° = E966 Lime
12°-14° = E135 Golden Dawn
15°-17° = E703 Light Green Emerald
18°-20° = E699 Green Emerald
21°-23° = E3852 Dark Gold
24°-26° = E3821 Light Gold
27°-29° = E677 White Gold
30°-32° = E316 Pink Amethyst
33°-35° = E321 Red Ruby
36°-38° = E815 Dark Red Ruby
39°-41° = E130 Gemstones
42° and more = E3685 Rosewood
It is best to check the temperature range of the place where you live and divide this roughly into 20 portions, so that all colors are represented.
Digital cross stitch / blackwork pattern
No physical items will be shipped. A PDF pattern will be emailed to you within 1 working day.
No fabric, floss, or other materials are included in the listing. The finished embroidery shown in the photos is for demonstration purposes only.