The "May the Road Rise" Cross Stitch Pattern features a traditional Gaelic blessing, embellished with Celtic hounds as a corner border. The text reads "May the road rise to meet you; May the wind always be at your back; May the sun shine warm upon your face; May the rains fall soft upon your fields, and may the road always lead you home."
The "May the Road Rise" Cross Stitch Pattern is based on artwork by Cari Buziak. The design measures 344 stitches wide by 426 high. The cross stitch pattern spans 33 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 massive project that will provide you with many hours of enjoyment. It is not the best choice for beginners, but for the experienced stitcher, this will be an exciting challenge. Copyright - Heaven and Earth Designs, Inc.
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||24 1/2" × 30 1/2"|
|18-count||19" × 23 3/4"|
|25-count||13 3/4" × 17"|
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||344 × 426|
|Number of colors||89|
|Number of pages||33|
|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.