The Aegishjalmr, or "Helm of Awe and Terror" is an old, old symbol that has come down through generations of Norse families. Much of its origin is shrouded in mystery, but it is thought to be a powerful charm used by Viking warriors to confer physical protection on the bearer, as well as to strike terror into one's enemies. Little wonder, then, that this symbol still enjoys tremendous popularity among heathen folk.
The design measures 182 stitches wide by 182 stitches high. The cross stitch pattern spans 11 pages, and is printed double-sided, on unbound sheets in a clear plastic bag for protection. There is a color picture of the completed chart on the front page. The pattern itself is graphed in black and white symbols, and a table showing the DMC colors you'll need is included.
This is a pattern for counted cross stitch. It is not a complete kit. You will need to supply your own fabric and floss. We are not able to offer digital downloads of our patterns at this time.
How much fabric do I need?
To calculate the amount of fabric you will need for your project, divide the number of stitches by the stitch count of the fabric you wish to use. The higher the count of your fabric, the smaller your piece will be. Some examples appear below. Remember to leave several additional inches as a border on each side, to facilitate framing your project when it is finished.
How difficult is this pattern?
|Fabric count||Approximate size |
of stitched area
|14-count||13" × 13"|
|18-count||10" × 10"|
|25-count||7 1/4" × 7 1/4"|
Here's some information to consider to help you decide if this pattern is within your comfort zone.
Can I get this as a complete kit?
|Number of stitches||182 × 182|
|Number of colors||12|
|Number of pages||11|
|Half- or quarter-stitches||no|
Nope. Sorry but we only sell printed patterns. You will need to provide your own floss and fabric for your project.Can I get this pattern as a download?
I'm sorry, but we only offer physical patterns at this time. We do not sell downloads of these patterns.