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: 145 x 209 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 10.4 x 14.9 inches or 263 x 379 mm
Suggested Material Size: 16.3 x 20.8 inches or 413 x 529 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands