Tip: Find Local Yarns

August 7th, 2015

Improving yarn search features has been on our minds a lot lately. We’d love it if you could search for specific breeds, sources and locations, attributes like “gradient”, things like that.

Anyway, I was poking at the yarn search today and I noticed something that I had forgotten about. Yarn spinners and dyers can link their Ravelry profiles to their yarn pages and if you have a location set in your Ravelry profile, you can search for yarnies (spinners and dyers) that are creating yarns near you. The search filter is at the bottom of the yarn search and it’s called “yarnie within”.

Try it out: within 30 miles, within 60 miles.

Anyone who links their yarns to their Ravelry profile page will show up so you might see large yarn brands in there too.