Cross stitch is typically done using a round-end tapestry needle. The size you use depends on your fabric. If you are stitching a kit, use the needle that came with it. If not, see this article on choosing a needle for cross stitch.
Thread your needle just as you would a needle for hand sewing. Don’t make a knot in the tail end. You will stitch over the tail as you work to secure it without needing a knot. As a general rule, you want to avoid using knots when cross stitching because they can leave lumps in the final piece.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 231 x 164 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 16.5 x 11.7 inches or 419 x 298 mm
Suggested Material Size: 22.4 x 17.6 inches or 569 x 448 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands