How to Join the Project

So you’ve decided to stop lurking and join us?  Wonderful!!!  We are glad to have you.  We hope that the new system that we’ve put into place will allow you to participate in all the functions of the Walker Treasury Project without having to wait on us.  We also hope these quick tutorials will allow you to understand how to use the new stitch claiming system without too many problems.

What to do and when:
  1. First, read  How to Search for a Pattern below, which will give you a brief overview of how to find the available patterns.
  2. If you’ve found a pattern that’s available and you want to knit it for us, please sign up for a WordPress account if you don’t have one already.
    • Don’t worry, you don’t have to set up a blog on WordPress if you don’t want – select the ‘just a username please’ option instead.
    • Important – please make a note of the email address you use when you sign up to WordPress.
  3. You may also wish to sign up for a Flickr account if you don’t already have one. We recommend Flickr for hosting pictures of your beautifully knitted swatches.
  4. Then read Joining the Walker Treasury Project.  This will give you a brief overview of how to register for the project so that you can claim swatches.
    • Please use the same email that you used when signing up for WordPress.
  5. Next check out How to Claim a Pattern and go claim the one you want to knit :)
  6. The bit you were waiting for – knit a good sized swatch, block it and take photos, then post your fantastic work to the Walker Treasury Project blog. Please refer to the rules page for more info on yarn choice, knitting your swatch, taking photos, photo hosting and posting your swatch.
  7. Last but by no means least  How to Mark a Pattern as Complete lets you know how to confirm your swatch is finished in the Pattern Database.

As always, if you have any problems, feel free to email us at walkertreasuryproject@gmail.com.


How to Search for a Pattern

On the Home page, scroll down to “Important Stuff”.

Important Stuff

Important Stuff

Click on “Link to the Pattern Database and Pattern Claim Form.”  This form will open another page.

Zoho Landing Page

Zoho Landing Page

Click on “Stitch DB View.” There you will be able to view all the available patterns. In order to narrow the search, you can use the built-in filters or use Search

Using Filters

Using Filters

Using Filters

Each Book and each chapter within each book is automatically a filter.  There is also one custom filter, Patterns due within the next week.

Let’s say you only want to knit Cables.

In order to search for all available Cable patterns, click on the drop-down menu next to Filter.

Click on Cables (Note: Ignore the fact that Cables shows up multiple times)

All the available Cable Patterns for all the books will appear, in order of the book.

You can also filter by book (as shown) if you would rather find available patterns book by book.

Using the Search Function

Perhaps you are looking for a lace pattern with flowers in the name. Click on Search on the Zoho Toolbar.

Search Toolbar

Search Toolbar

In the Stitch Name Field, type in Flower and click Go. The Results will appear below.

Search Results

Search Results

Continue searching until you find a pattern that you really really want to knit.

Next: How to Claim a Pattern

One Response to “How to Join the Project”

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