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Old 03-17-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
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Ravelry!
Ravelry is a very popular site amongst those whom knit & crochet.

I have become obsessed with the site & it's my go to place for new, creative patterns about 98% of times that I'm looking to knit something new.

I'm always looking for friends on there! It's so much fun to browse through my friends' list & see what projects my friends are currently working on.

Who all has an account? What's your favorite & least favorite thing about the site?

If you're looking for friends on there, too, then add me! My link is below.

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Old 03-18-2014, 12:00 AM   #2
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I love Ravelry for finding patterns! It's great to find out about problems or even what it looks like in different yarns. I also use it to look up yarn and see what people have to say about it.

I much prefer the forums here to Ravelry though. It's nice for specialty things like a TV show, but people can get pretty snarky in some groups.
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:28 AM   #3
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I agree with Jan! I appreciate all the direct help you get here when you are stumped for something....everyone here always has a great answer and solution. I also think this site is extremely encouraging to new knitters.
When i wanted to return to knitting after 30+ plus and couldn't remember how to even cast on...I turned to knitting help.com and the videos got me started again!
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I am on there, and the patterns are easy to find, groups, wellll, i do find folks friendlier here- i have a few groups i pop into there, i think its so big that you can get kindof lost... so each site has a different focus..

I am knitbyrd there...
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I love Ravelry because every time I start a new pattern, I can look at projects that everyone else has done & see what issues they are having.

That's the one thing that's different for me: those people have knit the exact pattern I'm working on, as opposed to here. Most people help out a lot here, for sure, but not everyone has knit the exact same project that I'm working on.

Either way, I think both sites are awesome & there are positive aspects to both.
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I love Rav for pattern searches, yarn comparisons, and project & stash management tools! I also like what you do, being able to see my current project as worked by others. Where they put notes about the pattern and weirdnesses they found, that is.

Unlike some, I've been fortunate to have really good forum experience there. To me Rav vs. KH is an apples to oranges comparison. I love them both!
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Originally Posted by artsy1 View Post
I am on there, and the patterns are easy to find, groups, wellll, i do find folks friendlier here- i have a few groups i pop into there, i think its so big that you can get kindof lost... so each site has a different focus..

I am knitbyrd there...
A different focus, well said. I joined Ravelry before I found KH, before I started to knit and was interested in crochet only. It's so big and I wandered around and never found a place that looked inviting to me. At that time I was going to Crochetville a lot and even it wasn't a good fit for me. I found KH and decided to ask for help when I first started knitting and found everyone to be so friendly and helpful that it never occurred to me to ask elsewhere. Ravelry can fill different needs for different people, at different times. I mostly look at patterns there.
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I'm racinggirl on Ravelry. I too like the patterns, pattern notes, yarn and project management tools. I'm only in a few groups and my most active are two sock knitting groups and because they're focused we keep on topic and help and encourage each other, so I haven't experienced any issues there. It can, however, be incredibly overwhelming though, and I've found so many patterns to knit that I'll have to live for a couple of hundred years just to make a dent in it all!

I like this site very much too, for some of the same reasons, and also because it's smaller and more friendly. I LOVE Amy's free videos and was so smitten with them that it took me months before I even noticed there was a FORUM tab! I've also knitted patterns from the extensive pattern list that's here too.

Lot's of good stuff on both site, I pick and chose more on Ravelry, but I read more forums and posts on this site.
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It can, however, be incredibly overwhelming though, and I've found so many patterns to knit that I'll have to live for a couple of hundred years just to make a dent in it!

I know what you mean!! I have exactly 192 patterns in my queue on Ravelry. I want to knit all of it, but I don't know if it's even possible. Lol.
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I like that I don't have to keep a notebook at home (adding to my piles) for my projects, just go to my page on Ravelry and there is the project, all the specifics and a picture. I also like that I can find patterns and how the patterns are rated as to whether or not others like the completed project.
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