Manage Those Numbers: Spreadsheets as Design Tools

Manage Those Numbers: Spreadsheets as Design Tools

What’s the best way to manage all the numbers in a pattern? With a spreadsheet! Learn spreadsheet basics for organizing gauges, measurements, and notes. Make friends with functions and formulas for determining stitch counts, figuring sleeve increases, estimating yardage requirements, and more. Pick up tips for ensuring your patterns are as error-free as possible.

Duration:
3 hours
Skills required:
some experience writing (or attempting to write) patterns; familiarity with basic design concepts, such as calculating stitch counts from gauge without the help of a spreadsheet; familiarity with spreadsheets is helpful but not required
Materials:
a laptop with a spreadsheet application installed, such as Excel, OpenOffice, NeoOffice, Numbers, or Google Sheets
Homework:
none