November 1st, 2013
If you like to look through project notes on Ravelry while preparing to work on a pattern (and we hope that you do!) you might have wondered how to easily get back to useful projects that you’ve come across.
Any project that you favorite or mark as helpful shows up in two special places:
- On the “projects” tab of patterns that you’ve researched, there is an option to filter for projects that you favorited or marked as helpful
- Once you’ve started your own project, all of the projects that you marked as helpful or favorited appear on the lower right of your project page in a section called “related bookmarks”
October 29th, 2013
It is finally beginning to get cooler here in Texas so I’m feeling like it’s wool time! I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration for future projects from the recently completed projects for keeping your hands warm. These are just a few of the projects inspiring me right now.
We are only able to ship them to the US and Canada, which is a bummer, but we have more new products coming soon that don’t have shipping restrictions.
Here’s hoping your hands stay warm, festive and filled with yarn this fall and winter!
October 24th, 2013
Ravelry groups are a great way to connect with other members. If you want to keep the conversation going at an even faster pace than a discussion thread, check out group chat. It’s a chat room for the members of a group, where you can meet in real time to converse and maybe even craft together.
The entrance to the chat room is on the group page, below the options to leave the group and invite a friend. Don’t see a box like in the picture above? Ask your group’s administrator to enable chat for the group from the edit page. Happy chatting with your fellow Ravelers!
October 23rd, 2013
Lately I’ve been obsessed with colorwork yoked sweaters. There are so many amazing projects that it has been really hard to actually pick a pattern and start knitting my own! Here are a few beautiful projects that were finished recently.
October 17th, 2013
The stash area is a great way to keep track of the yarn in your yarn closet. To get your stash, click on the notebook tab and choose stash. There are a lot of handy features to help you use the yarn that you have.
One feature is the filter option. You can do this at the top of your stash area by clicking the “filter your stash” drop down. Then, you can easily filter by weight. This is particularly helpful if you find a pattern you like and are looking for yarn to match with it. If you are looking for various weights of yarn, you can choose more than one weight.
You can also sort by fiber types and other attributes. Additionally, you can click advanced search at the bottom of the drop down for even more stash searching options. Once you find what you are looking for, you can use the location field in the stash entry to figure out where you’ve stored it. Happy stash hunting!
October 15th, 2013
Shortly after our first Community Eye Candy post, a thread popped up in For the Love of Ravelry where Ravelers shared their ideas for themes. Today, we wanted to use a suggestion we loved – it was brought up by karinaida and chaenorrhinum and seconded by several more users. (Thanks for the idea!) Here is a small sampling of projects that Ravelers have made without using patterns; everything featured here was marked as finished at some point this month.
These gorgeous projects are just a small sampling of the wonderful things Ravelers create without the use of patterns. To see more stunning projects not connected to published patterns, check out this advanced search for such projects, sorted by “best match.” You’ll be blown away!
October 10th, 2013
I often get asked how someone can know what a pattern will cost in their currency when it is listed in a different one. You can automatically see the price of a pattern in your currency if you set your location in your profile. To set your location, go to your profile page and click “edit your profile” then enter your location there. You can select only your country for currency purposes, but then you miss out on some other location benefits mentioned below. If you are uncomfortable listing your exact city or town, you can enter another nearby city.
Then, when you go to a pattern page that lists the pattern price in a different currency, you will see the price in your currency listed just below the list price of the pattern.
There are other benefits to setting your location, like being able to easily search for nearby yarn shops and groups and to see local yarn shop advertisements for your area on yarn pages. It’s just one little field on your profile page, but it has a lot of added benefits.
October 8th, 2013
As soon as Mary-Heather told me I would have the opportunity to show off some of my favorite projects, I knew immediately what I’d do when it was my turn – matching mama and baby sweaters! I mean, look at these!
And then while I was searching I realized there is also an amazing trove of matching daddy and baby hats. And how could I leave those out?
Once I was down the rabbit hole, I was powerless against this sweetness. Matching family sweaters! Big and tiny feet! Bolo ties! Monkey family!
Thanks to all the parents of the kids above for permission to feature their cuteness :) Seeing all these matching FOs sure made my day, and I hope you’ve enjoyed them, too!
October 3rd, 2013
The Ravelry database is the heart of the website, and the pattern browser and advanced search (linked on the top left of our patterns tab) is without a doubt our most popular feature. Using our advanced search, you can filter your pattern search with the 239 filter options for everything from yarn weight to design attributes. But did you know that across the top of the screen in the advanced search, we have advanced searches for things other than patterns as well, with their own filters and sort options to help you find exactly what you are looking for?
From left to right, at the top of the advanced search page, the first options you will see are all related to patterns.
The next search options are all related to yarn.
Finally, we have the community-related searches.
We hope these search options help you find whatever information, inspiration, or just plain awesomeness awesomeness you are looking for!
October 1st, 2013
It has been a few years since I was last able to attain the most glorious trophy: a completed sweater in time for New York Sheep and Wool. These days, I am more of a Rhinebeck hat person. So if you are like me and are looking for a relatively quick yet festive wooly to celebrate the autumn season, here is some inspiration.