A Good Read

$9.99

A Good Read cross-stitch pattern (XL size, High color, Full DMC palette)

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Extra large is for those special pieces or detailed images when you are willing to commit the time and materials to getting the absolute finest results possible.

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720 x 480 in 218 colors

Description

A pile of antique books

This pattern will enable you to reproduce the image using the medium of cross-stitch or diamond painting. The custom charting technology we developed produces the highest quality cross-stitch and diamond-art patterns available with new levels of detail and color matching to accurately reproduce the images in whatever size and color combination you prefer. Not every image will look as good with the lowest colors at extra small size but not every image needs maximum colors at extra large size. We create every combination and provide accurate mockups so you can select the pattern that is right for you.

You can be confident that the pattern you buy from us will produce a piece that you will be proud to hang on your wall or gift to a loved one, to be admired for generations to come.

Patterns are available to download in PDF format immediately after purchase and will also appear in our pattern viewer and tracking application. This is the pattern only and does not include any paper copy or the materials you need to complete the project - you can purchase these from your local crafting store or online supplier of choice and the pattern will detail the number of skeins required based on the material type and stitching style you use.

Color Palette

The complete color palette including DMC code, description and stitch count for the selected pattern is shown below. The downloaded PDF pattern or our app will give you the complete estimate of thread-skeins required based on the canvas type and number of strands used for stitching.

Code
Description
Count
B5200
Snow White
191,638
3853
Dark Autumn Gold
5,985
721
Medium Orange Spice
4,752
3776
Light Mahogany
4,147
742
Light Tangerine
4,121
722
Light Orange Spice
3,493
921
Copper
3,346
970
Light Pumpkin
3,338
3830
Terra Cotta
3,131
946
Medium Burnt Orange
3,108
743
Medium Yellow
2,688
977
Light Golden Brown
2,533
3858
Medium Rosewood
2,491
3722
Medium Shell Pink
2,483
729
Medium Old Gold
2,459
3855
Light Autumn Gold
2,454
3802
Very Dark Antique Mauve
2,408
3825
Pale Pumpkin
2,360
22
Alizarin
2,346
676
Light Old Gold
2,340
3721
Dark Shell Pink
2,340
221
Very Dark Shell Pink
2,311
435
Very Light Brown
2,212
3854
Medium Autumn Gold
2,059
19
Medium Light Autumn Gold
2,047
3856
Ultra Very Light Mahogany
1,987
741
Medium Tangerine
1,986
632
Ultra Very Dark Desert Sand
1,924
301
Medium Mahogany
1,892
3827
Pale Golden Brown
1,702
550
Very Dark Violet
1,683
420
Dark Hazelnut Brown
1,664
3078
Very Light Golden Yellow
1,662
3821
Straw
1,600
727
Very Light Topaz
1,585
351
Coral
1,512
918
Dark Red Copper
1,499
3822
Light Straw
1,492
900
Dark Burnt Orange
1,453
838
Very Dark Beige Brown
1,443
738
Very Light Tan
1,372
154
Very Dark Grape
1,345
3823
Ultra Pale Yellow
1,323
3862
Dark Mocha Beige
1,321
3828
Hazelnut Brown
1,278
422
Light Hazelnut Brown
1,239
21
Light Alizarin
1,214
3820
Dark Straw
1,210
3863
Medium Mocha Beige
1,188
437
Light Tan
1,173
3340
Medium Apricot
1,165
167
Very Dark Yellow Beige
1,154
920
Medium Copper
1,139
3860
Cocoa
1,127
315
Medium Dark Antique Mauve
1,053
3790
Ultra Dark Beige Gray
996
165
Very Light Moss Green
992
352
Light Coral
977
612
Light Drab Brown
942
350
Medium Coral
931
309
Ultra Very Dark Rose
910
472
Ultra Light Avocado Green
893
677
Very Light Old Gold
838
3712
Medium Salmon
794
223
Light Shell Pink
766
939
Very Dark Navy Blue
745
Blanc
UNKNOWN
736
3771
Ultra Very Light Terra Cotta
724
3859
Light Rosewood
718
3834
Dark Grape
705
3685
Very Dark Mauve
702
3740
Dark Antique Violet
685
35
Very Dark Fuchsia
651
779
Dark Cocoa
644
947
Burnt Orange
634
739
Ultra Very Light Tan
630
720
Dark Orange Spice
620
950
Light Desert Sand
586
150
Ultra Very Dark Dusty Rose
585
823
Dark Navy Blue
575
938
Ultra Dark Coffee Brown
563
726
Light Topaz
561
3731
Very Dark Dusty Rose
553
3803
Dark Mauve
549
3047
Light Yellow Beige
535
407
Dark Desert Sand
502
869
Very Dark Hazelnut Brown
481
3041
Medium Antique Violet
476
902
Very Dark Garnet
439
3021
Very Dark Brown Gray
429
11
Light Tender Green
422
347
Very Dark Salmon
400
740
Tangerine
382
09
Very Dark Cocoa
377
500
Very Dark Blue Green
375
543
Ultra Very Light Beige
368
3831
Dark Raspberry
367
10
Very Light Tender Green
358
327
Dark Violet
347
3864
Light Mocha Beige
337
15
Apple Green
336
434
Light Brown
333
3857
Dark Rosewood
330
833
Light Golden Olive
322
07
Driftwood
302
839
Dark Beige Brown
298
891
Dark Carnation
295
782
Dark Topaz
285
3350
Ultra Dark Dusty Rose
269
445
Light Lemon
265
801
Dark Coffee Brown
255
14
Pale Apple Green
255
601
Dark Cranberry
241
3833
Light Raspberry
238
758
Very Light Terra Cotta
236
29
Eggplant
235
640
Very Dark Beige Gray
228
335
Rose
204
23
Apple Blossom
200
307
Lemon
200
892
Medium Carnation
190
915
Dark Plum
182
645
Very Dark Beaver Gray
181
841
Light Beige Brown
177
04
Dark Tin
158
975
Dark Golden Brown
155
3804
Dark Cyclamen Pink
152
05
Light Driftwood
146
3782
Light Mocha Brown
146
829
Very Dark Golden Olive
145
780
Ultra Very Dark Topaz
145
611
Drab Brown
144
600
Very Dark Cranberry
144
3341
Apricot
138
3861
Light Cocoa
133
760
Salmon
130
522
Fern Green
130
967
Very Light Apricot
126
433
Medium Brown
120
816
Garnet
113
898
Very Dark Coffee Brown
111
893
Light Carnation
111
642
Dark Beige Gray
107
3781
Dark Mocha Brown
104
3774
Very Light Desert Sand
103
28
Medium Light Eggplant
96
844
Ultra Dark Beaver Gray
91
524
Very Light Fern Green
91
349
Dark Coral
89
972
Deep Canary
88
3733
Dusty Rose
87
300
Very Dark Mahogany
84
552
Medium Violet
84
842
Very Light Beige Brown
81
16
Light Chartreuse
81
3835
Medium Grape
78
951
Light Tawny
72
3371
Black Brown
69
608
Bright Orange
69
310
Black
68
03
Medium Tin
65
3756
Ultra Very Light Baby Blue
64
3706
Medium Melon
64
962
Medium Dusty Rose
61
34
Dark Fuchsia
61
718
Plum
61
535
Very Light Ash Gray
60
928
Very Light Gray Green
60
712
Cream
57
917
Medium Plum
57
606
Bright Orange Red
52
168
Very Light Pewter
50
3787
Dark Brown Gray
49
3364
Pine Green
49
762
Very Light Pearl Gray
48
304
Medium Red
48
452
Medium Shell Gray
48
3011
Dark Khaki Green
46
317
Pewter Gray
45
3866
Ultra Very Light Mocha
44
3024
Very Light Brown Gray
44
830
Dark Golden Olive
43
169
Light Pewter
42
444
Dark Lemon
40
899
Medium Rose
38
413
Dark Pewter Gray
33
369
Very Light Pistachio Green
31
32
Dark Blueberry
30
31
Blueberry
27
3354
Light Dusty Rose
26
927
Light Gray Green
26
3747
Very Light Blue Violet
26
27
White Violet
24
553
Violet
23
3688
Medium Mauve
22
956
Geranium
22
3347
Medium Yellow Green
18
732
Olive Green
17
501
Dark Blue Green
16
3768
Dark Gray Green
16
890
Ultra Dark Pistachio Green
15
703
Chartreuse
15
320
Medium Pistachio Green
14
209
Dark Lavender
13
210
Medium Lavender
10
30
Medium Light Blueberry
10
926
Medium Gray Green
9
3713
Very Light Salmon
8
3816
Celadon Green
5
930
Dark Antique Blue
5
469
Avocado Green
5
502
Blue Green
4
3346
Hunter Green
4
3746
Dark Blue Violet
4
561
Very Dark Jade
2
3750
Very Dark Antique Blue
1
367
Dark Pistachio Green
1
820
Very Dark Royal Blue
1

All our patterns are the highest quality that can be created for the given size and color constraints. Occasionally this results in some threads that are only used for a handful of stitches in a pattern but we include them because they are the best matches for those colors. You can stitch them as-is or you can use your own judgement and may decide to replace them with another similar color that is already used elsewhere in the pattern. Use our closest DMC thread-color lookup tool to select candidates for replacement.

Image Sizes

Patterns can be used with any canvas type, all that will change is the physical dimensions of the completed image. To allow for mounting a cross-stitch piece in a frame we recommend a canvas size with at least 3 additional inches on each edge.

Completed Image Size Suggested Canvas Size
Canvas Type Width Height Width Height
11 Count Aida 65 ½" 43 ¾" 71 ½" 49 ¾"
14 Count Aida 51 ½" 34 ¼" 57 ½" 40 ¼"
16 Count Aida 45" 30" 51" 36"
18 Count Aida 40" 26 ¾" 46" 32 ¾"
20 Count Aida 36" 24" 42" 30"
22 Count Hardanger 32 ¾" 21 ¾" 38 ¾" 27 ¾"
25 Count Evenweave 28 ¾" 19 ¼" 34 ¾" 25 ¼"
28 Count Evenweave 25 ¾" 17 ¼" 31 ¾" 23 ¼"
32 Count Evenweave 22 ½" 15" 28 ½" 21"

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