These needles are from DMC and are ideal for Cross Stitch. They have a blunt tip with 18k gold plateding. The reason this is an advantage is that it stops the eye rusting. A lot of us wet our threads to past them through the eye and over time this can cause the metal to rust and it starts to catch your thread and damage it. The gold doesn’t rust so your thread isn’t damaged at all.
There are four needles per card.
Size 26 are good for 16 and 18 count fabrics. The smaller the needle size number, the larger the eye eg size 22 has a bigger eye than size 26. So if you wish to use fabric with 22 count or higher, you would be best to move up to a 28 size needle.