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 Cream
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 90 x 98 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 6.4 x 7 inches or 163 x 178 mm
Suggested Material Size: 12.3 x 12.9 inches or 313 x 328 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
As you stitch cross stitches, the floss tends to twist and eventually knot. The simple solution is to frequently dangle the needle and floss allowing it to untwist. Once you get into a routine, you will do this without thinking. Until you do, consciously take this step every few stitches.
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