Thursday Tip: Three Ways to Get Your Pattern Updates

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So you receive a message that a pattern you have purchased was updated, now what? There are three different easy ways to get the most recent version of the pattern.

1. Click the link in the email or Ravelry message you received notifying you of the pattern update.
There is a link at the bottom of the message that says “Follow this link to download the updated pattern”. Clicking that will take you to a website where you can easily download the most recent version of the pattern.

2. Find all of your available updates in your library
If you know there was an update, but don’t want to hunt down that message again, you can update patterns in your library. I often don’t download the update when I receive the notification, and sometimes those updates can stack up, but there’s an easy way to update them all at once. Go to your notebook tab and click library. Then, click the “updates available” button that shows in the upper left.

That will take you to a page where each pattern update is listed and it will tell you what the designer has updated. On that page, you can click “update now” under each pattern that needs to be updated.

3. Update from your library shelves
If you just have one pattern you want to update quickly, you can do this from the library shelves. Go to your notebook tab and click library. Click the “update available” button under the image of the pattern that needs to be updated.

That will bring up a page that lets you know what has been updated. At the top of that page, you can click “update this pattern”.

Then, the newest version will replace the older version in your library. If anything looks funny after you update, just refresh the page and it should all look fine.

Ravelry pattern updates make it easy for designers to let you know when there has been an addition or correction to their patterns. It’s a great way to make sure you have the most accurate version of a pattern you have purchased, so make sure you have the most recent versions in your library today!