Today’s post isn’t about finding patterns that inspire you (although you’ll find plenty of those, too), but patterns that actually speak your language. We are an international site. We even have a fun page of statistics that will show you how many people are online in various countries and you can check out what patterns are hot around the world, too. As such, we have patterns in lots of different languages. If you want to look for patterns in a particular language, look no further than our advanced search. When on the advanced search page, you will find a “language” box on the left of the page. If you don’t see it there, then you can click the “jump to a filter” drop down to bring it to the top.
You can click on whatever language you prefer there. If you are bi-lingual, you can click more than one and it will search for any patterns in either language. Once you set up your search, you can save it using the instructions in this tips post so you can easily access it from your magnifying glass tab whenever you wish to use it.
If you find yourself on a pattern page and you aren’t sure what language the pattern comes in, you can find little flags that indicate the available languages just above the “about this pattern” area on the right of the page.
If the pattern is a free Ravelry download, you will choose which language version to download when you click “free”. If it is a purchased Ravelry pattern, you will receive all language versions of the pattern upon download, unless otherwise indicated on the pattern page.
We do get asked if we can offer translations, and unfortunately we cannot, so it is important that you make sure the pattern is available in your preferred language before making a purchase. I hope this helps you know how to do that quickly and easily!