Each week, we write a “Community Eye Candy” post that shows off a group of newly finished projects that center around a common theme. If you like, you can use Ravelry’s project search to find your own collections of inspirational or helpful projects.

First, get thee to the project search. Click the search menu in the top bar and then choose the “projects” link

Once you are in the projects search, you’ll see all of the advanced search controls. Som

  • The regular search box will search through all of the project information as well as the pattern and yarn that are linked to the project
  • In the upper right – Sort: among other things, you can sort by “most favorites” and “most helpful”
  • On the filter side bar – Finished in: you can use this to only look at projects that were finished in the last couple months or the last year. Combining this with the sorts can be useful.
  • You can use made by friends and group name to look at projects made by people that are in your friends or your groups
  • In my stash can be a way to find stash ideas. There is also a “Yarn name” option if you want to look at a particular yarn.
  • Limit your search to projects that were not made from a pattern by selecting “no” for linked to a pattern
  • ..and especially helpful if you are just looking for ideas: notes and tags let you search inside project notes and tags for specific words or phrases that were entered in those fields. Remember to add quotes if you want to match an exact phrase.