A Good Read

$9.99

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