Shopping - Yarn sites on the web
Lion Brand Yarns
R & M Yarns-Sells predominantly cotton yarns. Prices are reasonable-but you'll be buying in lb. weights.
Velona-Features closeout yarns as well as regular yarns. You can get some good deals here.
Webs-America's yarn store- again regular yarns and closeouts for the bargain hunter.
Two of my completed projects using the Bond Incredible Sweater Machine.
The sweater dress shown on the left and center is based on the charted patterns from Enchanted Knitting: Charted Motifs for Hand and Machine Knitting
The lily sweater pattern is from Sue Bradley's Cotton Collection. I used Sugar n'Creme cotton so I had to adjust the intarsia pattern to fit my gauge.
Coats and Clark-This page offers free tips and patterns
My free scarf pattern This scarf uses Lion Brand Homespun yarn and the ISM.
Creating the worksheet
To create a conversion worksheet enter the text as shown in the worksheet below into a new worksheet in QuattroPro or Excel. You will have to adjust the column sizes to fit the text. Enter your gauge in cells B4 and B5 and their gauge in cells E4 and E5.
Enter any information from your pattern in cells B7, B8, E7, E8. Then enter the formulas shown in green below exactly as they appear into the corresponding cells including the parenthesis. Use Capital letters as shown.
Once the spreadsheet is set up--save it! Then you can edit the cells as needed. Don't change cells in rows 10 and 11 once you have set up the sheet as these rows contain the calculations. If ERR shows up in a cell in this row it means that some information is missing from one of the cells required to do the calculations. Don't panic!
If you have any further questions e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Gauge Conversion Sheet for QuattroPro or Excel|
|3||Your Gauge||Their Gauge|
|7||Width in inches needed=||
Stitches/row called for in their gauge=
|8||Length in inches needed=||
Rows called for in their gauge=
|10||Stitches required for desired width (your gauge)=||
Stitches per row for your gauge=
|11||Rows needed for desired length (your gauge)=||Rows needed for your gauge=|
In Cell B10 enter (B4/4*B7)
In Cell B11 enter (B5/4*B8)
In Cell E10 enter (E7/E4*B4)
In Cell E11 enter (E8/E5*B5)
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