I made this spreadsheet to help me come up with decrease patterns. There are usually multiple patterns / solutions available for any scenario but this tool will (currently) generate only 1 solution which may not always be what you're looking for. In those times it should at least help you find a more suitable solution.
The following images are screenshots from the calculator:
|Decreasing along 1 single row|
|Decrease evenly across up to 15 rows (v 0.91)|
Dynamic list only shows options that will create an even decrease.
|Pattern example for solving across multiple rows (v 0.91)|
The file is saved as an .xlsx format which can be opened with most newer spreadsheet editors.
Here are 3 that I've used over the years:
Free Editor - http://www.freeeditor.com (limited tools but it's free!)
Microsoft Office - Excel (expensive but a good set of tools)
Open Office - Free clone of Microsoft Office. Since its development ended a couple
years ago finding a completely trusting download site is a little tricky. Make sure you read
the prompts while installing so it doesn't try to sneak some 3rd party software onto your
+ Having the calculator solve for increase patterns in addition to decrease patterns
+ Cleaning up the pattern verbiage
+ Better pattern formatting
+ Alternate patterns
Update v0.91 10/19/14
You can now set calculator to evenly decrease across 1 to 15 rows.
Free Download: Knitting Calculator - Beta 0.91
Select the download button on the top of the Google Drive Window
(program can not be run from inside Google Docs)
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