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Sharing Your Passion For Knitting Through Excel

Posted by on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Knitting is the new yoga. It has become a way to relax and take a break from your stressful day. Yes, real men knit. You can share complicated knitting patterns by converting them to an Excel spreadsheet. Spread the joy of working with wool.

Knitted Bus

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This is World Wide Knit in Public Day. You are supposed to pick your own day between June 8 and June 16 and go outside and knit. Sounds kind of silly, but you could use that day to start a knitting group or get a bunch of people together to knit baby clothes for charity.

Many people have turned their hobby into a career. Check out all the amazing patterns online and in magazines. Someone had to design these patterns. If you have a passion for knitting and you are always creating designs that get raves from friends and people on the street, this may be a career, or a sideline for you.

Working a Knitting Pattern in Excel

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Or maybe you just want to knit. Whether you are making baby clothes or a sweater as a gift, or just knitting as a way to relax, you can take your pattern and by using a PDF to Excel converter, you can easily convert an image or pattern into a spreadsheet.

Perhaps you use Excel all day long in your job as a bookkeeper. During your lunch hour, pull out those skeins of vibrant wool, or cotton and knit away your worries.

People who are trying to quit smoking often find that having something to do with their hands helps to diminish the urge.

If you want to challenge yourself with a really complicated pattern, using a spreadsheet is the easiest way to read those complex diagrams. It’s great for altering Fair Isle patterns. Go ahead, try it. Maybe you want to personalize a blanket with a baby name. You can chart the name in your spreadsheet.


If you have started a little cottage industry and you are selling your knit items on sites like Etsy, you can also use the PDF to Excel converter to keep track of inventory, expenses and profits. Many crafters underestimate costs when they are selling an item. You have to take into account your time and charge appropriately. Keep track of your hours and your expenses. Then, by scanning those invoices and receipts into a spreadsheet, you’ll be able to compare profit and loss and determine if you should raise your prices.

Knitting in Public

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Whether you are knitting for fun or profit, it’s a great way to spend some time doing something that is less taxing on your mind. Complicated patterns can turn people off if they feel too challenged. Knitting is supposed to be fun. By using innovative software, you can make the process easier and enjoy the click of the needles as your hands manipulate the wool into an amazing creation.