Hey, knit and crochet designers, are you letting your computer handle the math?
Spreadsheets may be the most powerful tool in your toolbox. They can do your calculations for multiple sizes in the same time it takes to do a single size. They can make stitch counts fit a particular stitch multiple, show you what happens with a slight change in gauge, help you figure the yarn needed for projects, and so much more.
In this introduction to using spreadsheets as a design tool, we’ll use Microsoft Excel** to learn the basics of how spreadsheets work, including naming cells, completing metric conversions, rounding numbers, and setting up basic formulas that calculate stitches, rows, stitch multiples and yarn amounts.
Begin setting up a powerful, multi-use calculator spreadsheet that can save you hours of work. Use components of this calculator as modules that can be adapted to designing everything from simple accessories to the most complex garments. You’ll see how spreadsheets can speed up your workflow and improve the accuracy of your numbers.
Be the boss of your designs by letting spreadsheets do the math!
Have more questions?
I have answers at Spreadsheet Savvy: Designing for Knit & Crochet.
- June 2, 9 and 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern
- Two optional 30-minute group Office Hours slots to be scheduled after polling attendees
- Class takes place on the Zoom platform
- Includes specific practice exercises and handout
- $95 workshop fee includes three one-hour synchronous (live) sessions, plus two 30-minute office hour slots to answer your questions
- Registration deadline: Two days before class starts
- No refunds; class credit to be issued if attendance minimums are not met