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: 167 x 57 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 11.9 x 4.1 inches or 303 x 103 mm
Suggested Material Size: 17.8 x 10 inches or 453 x 253 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands