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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: 89 x 94 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 6.4 x 6.7 inches or 161 x 171 mm
Suggested Material Size: 12.3 x 12.6 inches or 311 x 321 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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Don’t make long jumps across the back of your fabric with the thread because they might show through on the front. When moving to a new area that is more than a few stitches away, you should end your thread and then begin it again in the new spot.