Alaska Cross Stitch Pattern – Highway Sign

This Alaska Highway sign cross stitch pattern has just been added to my Etsy shop!

Alaska Highway Sign Cross Stitch


alaska cross stitch pattern highway sign highway 1 and highway 9 junctionThe stitched example, Highway 1, is a roughly 540 mile stretch from the tip of the Homer Spit to Tok Junction. It passes through Homer, Soldotna, Sterling, Girdwood, Anchorage (my birthplace and home for roughly 13 years), Palmer, along the beautiful Matanuska river and glacier, and through Glenallen before ending in Tok.

There are only 12 State Highways in Alaska, so I can easily customize this pattern for any of your favorite drives. Some of my favorite drives include Highway 1, also known as the Glenn Highway, along the Matanuska Glacier,

Matanuska Glacier

and Highway 4 from Glenallen to Valdez. Highway 4 is also called the Richardson Highway, and it includes some amazing views of the volcano Mt. Wrangell
Willow Lake and Mount Wrangell, Wrangell Saint Elias National Park, Alaskaand Worthington Glacier that comes pretty close to the highway.

Worthington glacier
Yep, most of the highways in Alaska are just two lanes!

If you’re an Alaskan, a frequent visitor, or just a fan of the state, this Alaska cross stitch pattern would be a great way for you to show your appreciation for “The Last Frontier.”

Update 9/7/13: The cross stitch kit for this pattern is now available on my Etsy shop as well! I’m offering it in two colorways – white background with black floss and, like the flag, blue background with yellow floss.