This five pack of size 28 Pat's Favorite Needle is a great option of cross stitch needles. The needles are made with blunt points to minimize the splitting of threads when stitching, and they are nickel plated steel with a gold eye that allows the needle to smoothly slide through the fabric as you are stitching. Some stitchers with slight nickel allergies claim that the gold eye helps reduce irritants on their fingers.
These needles were designed especially for Pat Carson, a lady who many stitchers see as an icon in the cross stitch industry, so maybe try out these needles to see how good they really are!
*Size 28 needles are recommended to use with 18 count aida/ 36 and 40 count linen.