Ravelry, among other things, is a type of “cloud storage” for digital patterns, and it is a great place to be able to store your digital content without taking up space on your device. We do encourage all of our members to save all their digital issues of HHM and PPP to their Ravelry library or other cloud storage of their choice.
First, we’d like to say this: Ravelry is absolutely not necessary to be used! Our Members have full ability to view the digital issues right on our own Members Site without using Ravelry at all. Members can also save the PDF files of their digital issues to any device or cloud storage they wish.
However, Ravelry is already used by many of our members, and we merely provide a means for users to save content to Ravelry if they wish.
Keeping all your issues on Ravelry (or other cloud storage) lets you safely delete them from your device when you aren’t actively reading or working from them.
That’s critical for devices which have a limited memory capacity!
Those files, once stored on Ravelry, can be re-downloaded to your device then any number of times when you need it there, then deleted when you don’t.
And if your device should ever stop working or gets replaced, your publications are still safe and can be accessed from any other device!
(Also, please remember that only current members have access to our Members Site. So saving elsewhere allows future access to your content even if you should discontinue your membership.)
All of the digital issues included in your membership are found in "Your Library", and are sorted onto different "shelves"; Click on one of those 'shelves'; Then click on one of the items to open it.
There are three options on the issue page. The first 2 options are all about viewing and saving the PDF files directly on your device.
There are 2 versions of the digital publication provided: a full-color one with amazing design and special touches by our fabulous graphic designer, Marija;
and also a simplified Print-Friendly version which is perfect for printing pages off at home if desired.
The third option says "Add to Your Ravelry Library".
Using the coupon codes to “purchase” your digital issues.
In order to add anything in to your Ravelry library, it must first be “purchased”.
We provide a coupon code for each member to add each issue that is part of their membership to Ravelry for no additional cost.
So while a price IS noted on Ravelry, correctly applying the coupon code will bring that cost down to zero.
BEFORE TRYING TO SAVE TO YOUR RAVELRY LIBRARY, YOU MUST MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALREADY LOGGED IN TO YOUR RAVELRY ACCOUNT!
Click the 'Copy' button, or highlight and copy, or write down your Unique Code;
Then click where it says 'Click Here' to get right to Ravelry.
Once on Ravelry, click the 'Add to Cart' button that shows under the picture of the magazine on the left side of the page;
Click near the bottom of the next screen that say "use a coupon code";
Enter the Coupon Code you had copied into the box and be sure to click Apply.
Verify that the price has changed to free before clicking 'checkout now', otherwise you WILL be charged for the purchase.
Please note that the code is "case-sensitive" and must be entered exactly as shown.
On some devices, we have noticed that the device seems to "remember" last month's coupon code.
So if you have trouble with Ravelry giving back an error code and the price not changing, simply go back and write down our actual coupon code, then type it into Ravelry.
Only ONE issue at a time can be done, because each coupon is only able to be used once and is only applicable to ONE issue.
If you have trouble using a coupon code on Ravelry, just let us know your user name there, and which of our digital issues you are having trouble with so we can look into the trouble and fix any problems. If needed we can send an issue right to your Ravelry library for you.
NOTE: WE HAVE A SPECIAL “WHOLE ENCHILADA” COUPON CODE FOR LIFETIME MEMBERS TO USE! This special personal HHM Coupon Code can be used to add all of the previous HHM issues AND all of the PPP issues from 2014 through now. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a Lifetime Member and want that Whole Enchilada code!
Finding your Ravelry items
After having “purchased” a digital issue, Ravelry then sends an email directly with your download instructions.
Finding your Ravelry items is easy, just log in to your Ravelry account,
hover over the 'my notebook' navigation link near the top right corner of the page,
and click on 'library' in the dropdown menu.
Ravelry has a pretty thorough self-help section, so we do encourage you to start there if you need more help -www.ravelry.com/help
Ravelry is a pretty terrific pattern-search engine too.
Ravelry is also a quite extensive pattern search engine, and a lot more.
While we are in the process of creating our own pattern search feature on our Members Site, using Ravelry is another option.
If you don’t know about Ravelry and wish to find out more, just head right here. It’s a free service, so there really isn’t anything to lose. www.ravelry.com/invitations
We do not own the individual patterns for most of the content in our publications. Those publication rights remain with the designer, except for any term of exclusivity agreed to by contract.
We can not provide the individual patterns on Ravelry. Our publication rights only pertain to the designs as featured in our digital issues.
We can not force each individual designer to create a listing for each of their designs on Ravelry.
Neither can we control where else that designer may sell or give their own design after any term of exclusivity with us has ended.
But all the patterns featured in our publication are in OUR issue files, whether that design is listed on Ravelry on not.
We are not affiliated in any way with Ravelry, their operations, their processes, or their point of view and will not be entering into any discussion about that. So we ask all of our members to make their own decision about Ravelry and to be kind, respectful, and understanding of the decisions that others make.