# Calculate the length of thread on the shuttle

How to calculate the length of thread on the shuttle? This is a question that arises when you start tatting.

There are methods, of course, but my rationalist mind needs scientific calculations. So I developed a spreadsheet that you can download below.

CalculFil-

Note: I entered parameters according to my personal measurements for 50 double stitches. You can change them.
In addition, I made an English translation. File parameters are provided for centimeters, but it can be changed for inches.

## Example of use to calculate the length of thread on the shuttle:

Imagine this pattern (drawn randomly for the example):

There is 2 big rings: ring 1.

On the rings 1, I count 8 + 2 + 2 + 8 = 20 double stitches

The little rings (ring 2) count 8 + 8 = 16 DS

There is also 4 chains with 4 double stitches.

I fill out my spreadsheet as follows:

So I need 50.24 cm on my shuttle … well it’s an estimate: it does not take into account everything (picots, beads etc.). Take an extra margin!

## 1 thoughts on “Calculate the length of thread on the shuttle”

1. Isabelle Fimes says:

coucou Lilas Lace,

merci beaucoup pour cet ingénieux excel format pour le calcule du fil..

je l’ai installé sur mon laptop.. trop top

merci mille fois

Isa