Searchable giftalong

One of the absolute best things about the gift along this year is the searchable bundle.

No, wait, that’s not right. The BEST thing about the gift along is the fabulous people participating, the wonderful designers, the entertaining games, the amazing prize list.

So, do you want to participate? You just need to choose an eligible pattern and dive in! Ok, and THAT is where the searchable bundle comes in. If you look at that page you’ll see that with 335 designers we have over 300,000 eligible patterns. But instead of having to sort or scan, or just look at your favorites list and guess you can use the powerful Ravelry search feature!

Want to knit a hat with a single skein of bulky yarn? You can sort for that:

gal hats

No, instead let’s consider something big, really big, epic. Maybe a lacey square or a circular shawl?

gal giant shawls

Or my favorite, cabled sweaters:

gal sweaters

If you’ve never played with the Ravelry search now is a great time to test it. You can filter for patterns already in your library, patterns you’ve favorited, or patterns your friend has favorited – if you’re knitting a gift for someone else! You can choose a yarn and search for patterns that will work or look at all adult cardigans and then see what you already have the pattern for. Frequently when I’m looking on other websites I WISH for a search engine this customizable. It’s awesome.

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