Create your own Collections on the LoveKnitting app!
Merion loves the new feature on the LoveKnitting app! Organise your pattern library with your own Collections!
I have been uploading patterns to my LoveKnitting app with gusto lately, with the addition of a few free patterns and a very lovely crochet shawl from The Crochet Project – and it’s been great to be able to load both knitting and crochet projects and keep track of what I’m working on. I always have several WIPs on the go, and the app has really helped me manage my progress – which means I don’t have my old problem of finding an old WIP in a bag and wondering where on earth I had got to!
The newest feature on the app is all about organisation, but is actually great fun for compulsive knitters! You can now group your patterns into Collections and organise your pattern library! This means I have been able to group my patterns into crochet, knitting, and – at the last count, I have created a collection of accessories for my socks and gloves patterns, a collection for WIPs and a collection for my aspirational dream patterns too! (Does anyone else do this? Just gaze at patterns for future use?)
Chatting with other crafters here at LK HQ, we’ve been comparing notes about what we’ve created collections for…. some people have a “completed projects” collection, and another for WIPs – some people are very scientific and have collections for favourite designers and favourite yarn weights – the list of possibilities is endless.
The process of creating a Collection is simple – when you launch the app, and you choose the “My Library” icon, you will see that on the top right-hand corner of each pattern there is a little blue square. When you click that little blue square, you can choose the “Add new collection” button at the bottom of the screen, to create a new Collection – or, if you’ve already created a few Collections, you can choose from the Collections showing below:
Note the little blue square at the top right of the patterns – when you click it – you can then choose a collection!
If you’re making your first collection, or you want to add collections, there is an option at the bottom of the screen to “Add a collection”. If you want to rename a collection – you choose the Edit option from the top of the Collection, click on the little pencil icon in the top right corner and follow the renaming prompts.
It’s worth noting too, that you can overlap your patterns and have them in more than one collection – so my dream cardi can live in my Dream Patterns section, AND once I’ve started it, I can also put it in my WIP Collection – and hopefully one day, move it to my Completed Projects Collection!
If you love ordering your stash and keeping tabs on all your knitting activities, you’ll love this! If like me, you’re a bit disorganised, it will help you keep track of what you’re working on and not forget the WIPs that are possibly squashed to the back of your stash cupboard!
Explore more about the App and Collections here, where you can download it and give it a try!
Last updated: February 3rd, 2017.