Most of us spend a lot of time looking at the “projects” tab on pattern pages. I call this area the “project gallery” and by default, it displays a set of cards that look like this:

Here are a few ways that you can use this section to find what you are looking for.

See the the same information with larger photos

Click the icon on the right hand side to switch to “tall projects” view. The result will look like this:

See all of the photos for a project without leaving the page

Click the icon on the right hand side to switch to “photos” view. This will show a grid of project photos with minimal information. If you click the photos link, it will load all of the photos from that project into the current page:

Too many projects to look at?

If you aren’t looking for projects made in a specific yarn, here are a few other ways that you can narrow down the list of projects:

  • Under “Filter these projects”, choose “All favorited projects” or “All helpful projects”
  • Under “Filter these projects”, choose “Made by friends” or “Made by group members”
  • The projects on this tab are sorted from newest to oldest. You can try different sorts (like “most favorites first”) if you click through to “advanced search”.

Summarize the yarn weight and yardage that people have used

If you click “advanced search”, the sidebar will provide you with totals:

What does “search inside projects” search for?

You can use the search box to find matching text in the project name, username, project notes, yarn names, colorway names and size made.

You can match an exact phrase (like a yarn name) by putting it in “quotes” and you can exclude projects that match a phrase by using a minus sign before the term like this -“unwanted phrase”.