Ravelry's new Spinning features

If you haven't heard yet, Casey and Christina have been working on some neat new features for spinners on Ravelry.

The features are still in beta testing, so if you want to try them out now you'll need to input a special swatching code.

I was so excited, I just couldn't resist inputting the code. Not everything is finished yet, but I like what I see!

Ravelry spinning projects being imported
It starts by importing the 'handspun' tab of your stash and changing them into spinning projects - just like knitting projects, with start/finish dates and a progress bar.

Ravelry inputting a new handspun spinning project
When you edit a spinning project, you can add attributes like the spinning style and fiber prep. There's also lots of boxes to add stats about your yarn like wpi, twist angle, and more. You can also record what tools you used for spinning that yarn.

Coming soon is a fiber stash - a separate place to keep fiber in preparation for a spinning project. Yay! I can't wait to see the new features as they come in.



  1. Thanks so much for posting about this! I knew something was in the works but didn't know we could already experiment. :) I'm a relatively new spinner but I'm still really excited about this!

    1. I am sooo excited for this, so I want everybody to know! Casey has been posting about it in a thread in the Tour de Fleece group, but there's tons of people who aren't a part of that group or not following that thread (it's such a huge group - and a long thread itself - so easy to miss something).

      It's still very much beta, so not all the features are there yet, but when it's finished it's going to be AMAZING.

  2. Yay! Thanks for the info, that is AWESOME! I have been wanting this for months. I never would have spotted the message, I've been spinning lots but I'm just not a "participate in the Tour de Fleece" kind of person.