Our last post about finding help with patterns in the forums made me think about other great ways to find help on Ravelry. One of those ways is to check out the projects that other Ravelers have marked as helpful. When looking at projects on a pattern’s page, you can use the drop down at the top that says “Filter these projects…” to show “All helpful projects.”

I decided this week to take a look at some of the recent projects that Ravelers are finding helpful. You can use the projects advanced search sorted by “most helpful” to see the most helpful projects on Ravelry.

First of all, a few great sweaters and a lovely trio of hats.

From left to right: uncials Cusp, EllenLBishop’s Plum Wine, Knitinbliss’ Noro Crochet Jacket and CatReading’s Triangular Conversation

Next up, some beautiful accessories.

From left to right: Annagret’s Uruca sagittaria, merripurdy’s Double Layered Braided Cowl, Konchog’s Mrs Watson’s Fern and millefleurs’ Askews Me Shawl

When you run across a project that you find helpful, please note that! You can find instructions to mark a post helpful and highlight helpful parts in this helpful highlights post by Casey. Then, you can find that helpful project easily later in one of two places pointed out by Casey’s post on researching patterns. If you want to make your projects more helpful, Mary Heather put together this really informative post on helpful project notes.

I hope you enjoyed the helpful projects spotlight today! Thank you to all who take the time to make their project notes helpful and to those who mark them as helpful so others can easily find them. These contributions make Ravelry an even more helpful place!