Ravelry Tips – Using Your Ravelry Library

Maybe you’ve seen the “library” link in Ravelry, but are you using your library? It’s there, working for you now, whether you click the link or not! In this video, I show you how useful your Ravelry library can be.

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The computer I’m using is my producer’s, the brand is Qosmio. He uses this computer for video editing, more info here.

21 comments on “Ravelry Tips – Using Your Ravelry Library

  1. I LOOOOOOOVE these videos!! Every time you explore Ravelry with us I’ve learned something new and useful. I’m new to it as it seemed kind of overwhelming before, but now I love the site! My wallet doesn’t love it, but I choose not to listen 🙂

  2. I didn’t know I could do that with books/magazines I already own. That’s really helpful. Thanks!

  3. You are the best. Everything I know about knitting and crocheting, I have learned from the internet. Your video library has always been my first choice for learning. Those on Ravelry have been more than helpful. My wife will especially love this, because, as you described, she spends hours flipping through her extensive collection of books and magazines to find her next project. I’ve also experienced the anguish of losing saved patterns on my computer when the hard drive gets fried. Thank you for all you do for us, and keep them coming.

  4. Hi Staci, I just want to let you know that I really appreciate your tutorials and help. I am a very experienced knitter but it is still helpful to learn new techniques and improve others. Your videos are clear, concise, and illustrate your well. Thank you for all your help.

  5. Well dont i feel like a dunderhead for not thinking of storing my books like this! I’ve been on ravelry for years and yet this never ocurred to me. It’ll be a database of all my hard copies! Thank you so much!!

  6. thank you thank you thank you…..I am learning to knit fingerless mitts from you….your videos are the MOST helpful and clear in your descriptions.
    also love watching you talk with your hands….and your nail polish. being an x ballerina I am conscious of hands………….

  7. Hi Staci, I’ve purchased two of your patterns off of Amazon. I was able to add them to my Ravelry library. But it’s just the pattern detail. Am I able to actually download the pattern to Ravelry?

  8. Maureen – eBooks purchased through Amazon can be added to your library, but cannot be downloaded from anywhere but your Amazon cloud.

    S t a c i

  9. Okay, so I’ve been using the Library incorrectly. I have been putting patterns in it that I may want to use some day, not ones I own. So, now what? Is there a proper place for this on Ravelry? When I run across a pattern I like, I want to bookmark it, so to speak, so I don’t have to search through all the Raverly patterns again later. I can definitely see the advantage of having a list of patterns I already own. Thank you for your instructional videos. They have been very helpful!

  10. Dana – best to keep items you own in your library, and items you want to knit in your queue. (You can even have the same item in both.)

    S t a c i

  11. Your videos are simply the best!! I know a lot about ravelry, but there a always things I did not know already. Thank you!!

  12. Hi Staci,

    I have been playing around with the Library in Ravelry and I have a question, if a pattern I purchased such as toe-up socks from you is in my Library can someone check my Library and obtain the pattern for free? I have check on Ravelry but cannot find an answer in the help section, currently I have 2 patterns that I purchased from you and I don’t want them to be picked up by someone else for free….

  13. Jeanette – other people can see items in your library, but they cannot download items from your library. They have to visit the pattern page and either download the pattern (if it is free), or purchase it and download it.

    S t a c i

  14. Hi Staci,
    I’ve just noticed that I can view someone else’s library (and presumably anyone else can view mine) – do you have any idea what the rational is behind this? I would have thought individual Ravelers pattern purchasing history should be private. Is there a way of making it private? It feels a bit stalkery to me!

  15. Just wanted to say Thank You…I was at the yard store and forgot my pattern and remembered this video and went to Ravelry on my phone and found it for the needle size I was shopping for. You saved me a second trip to the store.

    I love you videos and find them very informative and I learn so much from you. Thanks again

  16. Marlene – I’m not sure…if you’re not seeing the pattern that you purchased in your Ravelry library, you must not have been signed in to Ravelry when you made the purchase. You should be able to download the pattern from the link you received in email. If you can’t, you’ll need to contact the pattern designer and have them send you another copy.

    S t a c i

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