Who are Ravelry's users?

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Jess and I just got back from TNNA and I really wanted to post the results from the survey that I did before we left. I apologize for the lackluster presentation - I didn't want to delay any longer. Someone asked about the ages of Ravelry users in the forums and we thought that it would be fun to do a quick survey. BIG Thanks to all of the 11,000ish people that answered the survey. It is important to note that this data comes from the survey responses of roughly 25% of Ravelry's active users. Edited to add the answers to the Monty Python question. Also, Ravelers who are reading this inside Ravelry - you can comment on this post by stopping by our blog. Here we go:


  • Average age: 37
  • Median age: 35
  • < 20: 2%
  • 20-29: 29%
  • 30-39: 32%
  • 40-49: 21%
  • 50-59: 13%
  • 60-69: 3%
  • 70 and above: <1%
We have many wonderful users above the age of 75 but my graph didn't show ages with only 1 respondent...

knitting or crochet?

Crocheters are in the minority but their numbers are increasing.

years of experience

I've got more information (going back to 1 user who began in 1933) but I wanted to quickly share some interesting data about users who began to knit and crochet during the last few years. The question that we asked was:
In what year did you start [knitting|crocheting] seriously? (ie. may be after you first learned)

What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Results from the people who answered:
  • African or European?: 3207
  • something about... Shrubbery: 20
  • something about... Elderberries: 19
  • something about... Coconuts: 162
  • Laden or Unladen?: 151
  • 24 mph: 65
  • 25 mph: 9
  • forty-two: 56
  • forty-three: 45
  • Blue, no yellow!: 114

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