It’s Time to End the Frustration of Finding
the Perfect Knitting Pattern
You’re new to knitting, and you wonder what patterns are available to you that you can knit with the skills you currently have.
Your granddaughter is a fairy princess fanatic, and she wants to wear a shawl that looks just like fairy wings.
Your son needs–that’s right, NEEDS–a hat with the logo of his favorite sports team.
You have a ball of beautiful yarn that you’re just dying to knit with, but you’ve never used this fiber before; what should you make with it?
These types of situations have landed directly in my email inbox over the years. And now I want to show you exactly how you can solve these issues, by teaching you how to use the database of the website Ravelry to find the pattern you need at any time!
I believe you can find exactly the pattern you need using the Ravelry pattern database.
(And I can show you how!)
Instead of spending hours attempting searches on Google… imagine visiting one website that will show you exactly what you’re looking for.
Instead of looking at a new, gorgeous hank of yarn and wondering what on earth you’ll make with it… imagine finding that perfect pattern and beginning your next project right away.
Imagine delighting friends and loved ones with knitted gifts that are perfect for them.
Hi! I’m Nicole Haschke, your guide to using Ravelry
I picked up knitting needles for the first time over a decade and a half ago and became obsessed almost immediately.
The Ravelry website opened its virtual doors within a few years of my becoming a knitter, and I joined as soon as I could.
But it wasn’t until I began to write a little newsletter called Knitting Nuggets (maybe you’ve heard of it??) that I discovered the immense value of Ravelry’s pattern database. Not only did I use it to craft collections of free knitting patterns for this website, but I also used it to help out readers who made very specific requests for patterns.
In time, I realized that not everyone knew about Ravelry or how to use its pattern database. That’s why I’m here today, offering you hand up!
Here’s why you need How to Find the Perfect Knitting Pattern Using Ravelry
In this video-based course, I’m going to show you exactly how to navigate Ravelry, where to find the pattern database, and of course, how to use that database to narrow your search so that it leads you to the right pattern!
Don’t worry–it won’t take long! Just three video lessons are all you’ll need to become a power Ravelry user.
When you’ve finished this course, you’ll know:
- How to navigate the Ravelry Advanced Search for patterns
- How to use filters to help you narrow down your search
- Which categories you will find most essential in your searches
- How to move filters in such a way as to keep the ones you use most often closest to the top
And thanks to your bonuses, you’ll also know:
- How to add the “Ravel It” button to your browser
- How to use Archive.org for bad links
- How to use the Ravelry Pattern Library to search your own downloaded patterns and patterns from your hard-copy pattern books
Inside Your Course
Three speedy videos will demonstrate everything you need to confidently navigate Ravelry’s pattern database!
No video is over 15 minutes long–and videos 1 and 3 are less than 10 minutes long!
4 days after enrollment
- How to Add the Ravel It! Button to Your Browser
The Ravel It! button is a handy tool that will allow you to find any pattern you stumble upon online in Ravelry. This video will demonstrate how to add this button for your convenience!
- How to use Archive.org for bad links
While the Internet is “forever,” sometimes it takes a little digging to track down patterns when you’ve been left with a bad link. This video will show you how to use Archive.org, aka “The Internet Wayback Machine,” to find links in the deepest, darkest corners of the archived Internet and track down the pattern you’re dying to use.
- How to use the Ravelry Pattern Library
Did you know you can search the patterns you’ve downloaded from Ravelry and even your own hard-copy books? You can, thanks to the Ravelry Pattern Library! I’ll show you how to use it in this video.
What you’ll need to succeed in this course
Just like most courses, you will need to know a few things in order to get the most out of this course. Don’t worry… you don’t need to be super technically proficient! Only a few bits of knowledge will be necessary.
**How to browse the Internet on a computer. While you can access Ravelry from a tablet or smartphone, you’ll find it easiest to learn how to use the Ravelry database browser on a computer first.
**Be able to watch while trying it out.
You’ll likely want to watch while you try out the browser, so you’ll want to either:
a: Watch a video on half your screen and navigate to a website on the other half, or
b: Watch a video on a tablet or mobile device while you navigate a website on your computer.
(This will make following the video demonstrations much easier!)
**Basic knitting and/or crochet terms.
You’ll need to understand the terms used in whatever craft you’re looking for; knowing these will help you narrow down your Ravelry searches.
Questions? Want to make sure How to Find the Perfect Knitting Pattern Using Ravelry is right for you?
If you have any questions about this course, I’d be honored to answer them!
Fill out the form below and ask your question(s). I’ll be more than happy to set your mind at ease and help you decide whether this course will help you!