Emily Brontรซ Poem – Free Counted Cross-Stitch Pattern

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“The night is darkening round me” by Emily Brontรซ is one of my favourite poems. I decided to commemorate a couple of verses from it in cross-stitch to celebrate the #WorldPoetryDay!

The whole poem reads:

The night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
But a tyrant spell has bound me,
And I cannot, cannot go.

The giant trees are bending
Their bare boughs weighed with snow;
The storm is fast descending,
And yet I cannot go.

Clouds beyond clouds above me,
Wastes beyond wastes below;
But nothing drear can move me;
I will not, cannot go.

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Emily Brontรซ

Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings. – W.H. Auden

Patterns – Useful Info

The pattern is designed on 14 Count Aida Fabric size.

The higher the Aida fabric’s count (stitches per inches), the smaller the final pattern.

How to read the chart table:

No. indicates total number of stitches for each floss colour.

Length indicates how many skeins (one skein = one bundle of six-strand embroidery floss) you need for the design.

Strands indicate number of strands of the floss used for the design. Typically, you use two.

B/S value indicates backstitches.

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