This knitting decrease calculator helps you evenly space your decreases across your rows.

## How to Use the Knitting Decrease Calculator

Fill in the fields with the total number of stitches on your needle, the number of stitches you want to decrease, and the total number of rows over which you want to make these decreases. Select how frequently you’d like to decrease. Click “Calculate” to see your result.

## How It Calculates the Results

The calculator determines the spacing of decreases based on your inputs. If you choose “Every Row,” it will distribute the decreases evenly across all rows. If you choose “Every Other Row,” it will account for that and distribute the decreases accordingly.

## Limitations

This calculator assumes a simple pattern and may not work correctly with highly complex or irregular patterns. Ensure your knitting project conforms to regular decrease intervals as specified.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculate the Number of Stitches Before a Decrease

Enter the total number of stitches and the desired decrease percentage to quickly determine how many stitches you should have before making the decrease. This helps you plan your knitting pattern and ensure the correct stitch count.

### Estimate the Number of Stitches After a Decrease

Input the current number of stitches and the percentage by which you want to decrease. The calculator will provide you with the estimated number of stitches after applying the decrease, making it easier to plan the next steps in your project.

### Determine the Decrease Percentage

If you know the initial and final stitch counts, use this feature to automatically calculate the decrease percentage. This is handy when following a pattern that specifies the decrease in percentage terms rather than exact stitch numbers.

### Adjust the Number of Stitches After Multiple Decreases

When planning a series of decreases in your knitting project, input the starting stitch count and the number of decrease rounds to find out the final stitch count. This helps you visualize the overall progress of your project with multiple decreases.

### Calculate Evenly Distributed Decreases

Specify the total number of decreases you want to make across a row of stitches and the current stitch count. The calculator will evenly distribute the decreases and provide the updated stitch count per decrease, ensuring a balanced and uniform appearance in your project.

### Determine the Decrease Interval

For intricate patterns that require decreases at regular intervals, input the total stitch count and the number of decrease points desired. The calculator will show you the interval at which to make each decrease, making your knitting process more efficient.

### Adjust Decrease Frequency for Shaping

Input the total number of decrease rows you intend to work on for shaping a garment along with the starting stitch count. The calculator will help you evenly space out the decrease rows for a well-shaped and professional-looking finish.

### Calculate Decreased Stitch Count for Shaping

By entering the desired final stitch count for shaping a project and the number of decrease rows planned, the calculator will determine the reduced stitch count for each subsequent row, guiding you through the shaping process effortlessly.

### Plan Decreases for Raglan Shaping

When working on a raglan shaping project, input the total number of decrease rows and the starting stitch count to calculate the reduced stitch count for each row. This feature assists in maintaining the correct shaping for your raglan design.

### Calculate Decreases for Tapered Ends

To taper the ends of your project evenly, enter the starting and final stitch counts along with the total decrease rounds planned. The calculator will show you the stitch count reduction per round, helping you achieve symmetrical tapered ends in your knitting.