Bring information from Ravelry into your newsreader, your phone, your blog, your desktop, and more...
Things For your Site
Project counter buttons
On the "projects" tab of any pattern page, you'll see a counter that shows the current number
of projects for that pattern. If you are a designer and you'd like to add the button (which links to Ravelry) to your
site, use the nearby "get HTML" link to grab the code.
to your blog. Quick instructions can be found at http://www.ravelry.com/help/api
For help and more information, check out the "We <3 Progress Bars
You can find a variety of images suitable for use on your site on
the Homegrown Swag Page
in the Ravelry wiki.
Browser Add-ons and Bookmarklets
Ravel It Bookmarklet
Firefox, Safari and Chrome users can add a bookmark to their toolbar that
jumps to the Ravelry page that corresponds to whatever you are currently visiting.
See a pattern that you like out on the web? Ravel it to quickly jump to it's entry in Ravelry.
You can find this bookmarklet at the bottom of the Patterns tab.
Add to Queue Bookmarklet
Like Ravel It, but for your queue.
See a pattern that you like out on the web? Queue it with this bookmarklet.
You can find this tool in the queue section of your notebook.
Browser Pattern Search
Users of most web browsers can add Ravelry as a search engine
Chrome: Browser Add-on
A Chrome Add-on that shows the current number of unread forum posts is available
. Download it form the link, then open the list of extensions in your browser and drag and drop the file there.
Firefox: Ravelry links on knit/crochet sites
This Greasemonkey add-on for Firefox shows a Ravelry project counter on about 140 different pattern sites.
The counter will appear in the lower right and you can click it to jump directly to that pattern's page on Ravelry.
Read more and install the script at userscripts.org
Any page that shows an RSS icon in your browser's address bar provides a feed that
is tailored for that page.
A few of the more useful feeds:
Subscribe to the RSS feed in the "friends activity" section
of your notebook to keep up with friends' favorites, comments, new projects, and more.
You can filter your feed by friend set and by activity type.
Click on the RSS icon in your project notebook to find feeds for all projects, finished objects and comments.
Subscribe to the "projects" tab of any pattern to receive updates when
new Finished Objects appear.
Forums and threads
You can subscribe to any forum (to get updates when new thread are started)
or any thread (to get updates when new posts are added)
Subscribe on your own profile page to get RSS that can be placed on your blog, iGoogle
home page, or other site.
Subscribe to another person's feed to keep up with your friends or family.
The Ravelry Newswire feed combines all Ravelry news from our blog, Site Announcements thread,
Twitter account, Facebook page, Vimeo video page, and feature change log. You can subscribe to the newswire here:
We're working on a rich mobile site. We just got started but you're welcome to peek.
Find nearby yarn shops and see what types of yarns they carry by using http://yarnphone.com
This site is optimized for iPhone but should work with many GPS capable phones.
iPhone/iPad users can connect to their Ravelry PDF library with any of the GoodReader PDF viewing apps.
You can load PDFs directly from Ravelry without having to copy or sync them.
Instructions are available here: http://www.ravelry.com/wiki/pages/GoodReader
We don't have any apps planned for other devices. If you are a developer and you are interested
in using the Ravelry API from your mobile app, check out the Ravelry API group
PS: Blackberry users - we recommend using the Bolt Browser
Exporting your data
We don't have many exports at the moment. Here are a few:
You can save your stash data as a spreadsheet by clicking the small Excel icon in the stash section
of your notebook.
Project progress API
You can export most of your project data in JSON format by using the link provided on the Project Progress API page:
We don't yet know of any tools that have been created for project exporting.
Follow Ravelry at http://twitter.com/ravelry
You can also follow our special @ravelrystatus account and update a status message on your profile
page at any time by @replying or direct messaging ravelrystatus.
Our Facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/ravelry
You can share your projects on Facebook by using the "share" button on any project page. Projects
that are shared to the public appear with a thumbnail of your first photo when shared on Facebook.