Thursday Tip: Yarn Used in Your Projects

Posted by oharethey on

I’m one of the programmers at Ravelry, so I think one of the coolest things about our site is the data it provides.  Today’s tip is about a fun little tool on your project page that totals the length of yarn used in all your completed projects.

Scroll to the bottom of your project page in your notebook, and you’ll see this little summary of the yardage (or metreage if that’s the appropriate unit for you!) in your projects.  Clicking on the link takes you to a table with your projects and the yardage used in each one.  Here I see that 2 out of 3 of my most yardage-intensive projects were for my husband – lucky guy!

See a project with no yardage listed even though you know it used up yarn?  Click the edit link on that project page to make sure you have a yardage listed for each yarn – if you skip one we won’t be able to calculate your total yardage.

To take this to the next level, you’ll notice that this calculation shows separately on each of your project tabs if you’ve organized your projects into sets (check out this post from last year to learn how).  Raveler mulberryfibers shared the awesome idea to create a set for the projects you create each year and then you can see how much yarn you use each year!