9ct. Soft Aida is a 100% Cotton soft 9ct. Basket-weave fabric, ideal for afghans, placemats, and a favorite with experienced stitchers that do Swedish Weaving. It is also very popular for enlarging cross stitching designs to achieve large poster style designs which look fantastic. I attended a stitching show many years ago while waiting at the entrance I had time to study their entrance display which had a Bucilla house design from the late 90' stitched on 7ct. Monks Cloth and it just totally impress me beyond beliefe how terrific it looked, and I am sure it would look fabulous on 9ct. with even more detail.