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Usage chart for needlework:
Canvas size and which needle to use, and which yarn or thread to use. This chart is based on continental or basketweave stitches. Other stitches may require thicker or thinner fibers.
|Canvas Gauge||>Needle Size||Yarn or thread (in strands)|
|7 count||16||5 strands of persian|
|10 count||18||3 strands of persian or 1 of tapestry|
|12 count||20||2 strands of persian, 1 of tapestry, 5 or 6 of crewel, or size 3 perle|
|14 count||20 or 22||2 strands of persian, 6 to 9 of floss, 5 of crewel, or size 3 perle|
|16 count||22||1 strands of persian, 4 to 7 of floss, 4 of crewel, or size 5 perle|
|18 count||22 or 24||1 strands of persian, 3 to 5 of floss, 3 of crewel, or size 5 perle|
|22 count||24 or 26||3 or 4 of floss, 2 or 3 of crewel, or size 8 perle|
|24 count||26||2 or 3 of floss, 1 or 2 of crewel, or size 8 perle|
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