Two iconic symbols of Wisdom— the owl and the key— are both stitched in shades of antique gold. There is no mistaking the influence of Celtic art in this pieces. The key has both Celtic knots and a triskele symbol (the triple armed spiral design), and the owl, too, is done in a distinctly Celtic style.
The Key of Wisdom Cross Stitch Pattern measures 114 stitches wide by 103 stitches high. The cross stitch pattern spans 6 pages, and is printed single-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||8 1/4" × 7 1/4"|
|18-count||6 1/4" × 5 3/4"|
|25-count||4 1/2" × 4"|
Here's some information to consider to help you decide if this pattern is within your comfort zone.
|Number of stitches||114 × 103|
|Number of colors||10|
|Number of pages||6|
|Half- or quarter-stitches||yes|