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(Last updated May 2013)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Another great knitting resource

From Rachel:

Being an avid knitter myself, the BEST website for patterns/ideas etc is www.ravelry.com You need to join and wait a few days to be set up, but then you have access to hundreds of thousands of patterns, both free and some with small charges that you can download. You can search under patterns, yarns or people and even choose a pattern then look at how everyone else has knitted it – variations of yarns and the pattern are endless. You set up your own account and can save favourites to your profile, if you buy or download patterns, they automatically save to your profile, you can save people as your friends, so that you can go back and check out what they are knitting and you can also join groups around the world that interest you – there are many NZ knitting groups, even a few based in Dunedin! Once you have finished something, you can upload the photos, and put all the details in – like yarn, needles, your notes on the pattern and then it is saved not only as a help to other knitters looking at the pattern, but a fantastic record of what you have knitted and when.

I have been a member for 2 years and I am still finding more ways to use the site.

Best of all, its FREE to join!

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