If you want accurate stitching without counting every stitch you may want to draw gridlines on your cloth. Recently pregrid fabric has become available which is a blessing for the crossstitchers.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 65 x 43 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 4.6 x 3.1 inches or 118 x 78 mm
Suggested Material Size: 10.5 x 9 inches or 268 x 228 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands