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The Ruby gem for accessing the Ravelry API painlessly, easily, and awesomely! This gem is actively being developed. Be sure to check the branch for the version you're using.

Important and helpful links:

API coverage

See documentation for each class (or module) to see how to initialize the objects.

API Endpoint Ravelry gem class / module
Misc color_families Ravelry::Misc.color_families
Misc yarn_weights Ravelry::Misc.yarn_weights
Misc current_user Ravelry::Misc.current_user
Needles list Ravelry::Needles.list
Needles sizes Ravelry::Needles.sizes
Needles types Ravelry::Needles.types
Patterns comments Ravelry::Pattern.comments
Patterns search Ravelry::Pattern.search
Patterns show Ravelry::Pattern.get
People show Ravelry::User.get


To install, type:

gem install ravelry

Hooray! You now have a gem.

Add to your Gemfile:

gem "ravelry", "~> 0.2.0"

I highly recommend pinning your version because the gem is in active development and small changes and additions will be made regularly.

Run bundle install and proceed as usual.


API keys must be configured in the gem setup. You can do this anywhere in your application before you make API calls using the gem.

Ravelry.configure do |config|
  config.access_key = ''
  config.secret_key = ''
  config.personal_key = ''
  config.callback_url = ''
  • config.access_key - your Ravelry access key
  • config.secret_key - your Ravelry secret key
  • config.personal_key - wait for it! Your Ravelry personal key; primarily used for OAuth (not yet implemented in the gem)
  • config.callback_url - for OAuth, the callback url for your authentication requests

Getting these keys requires a (free) Ravelry account and that you agree to the terms of use for the API.

The keys are available to you throughout your application as:



Full documentation for this gem is available here.


This gem makes use of several conventions that are worth noting on a global scale.

Method names ending with _count return integers.


# => 4

Method names ending with _float, _integer, etc return that object type.

Float to Integer conversions are done using round(0).


# => 4.666666667

# => 5


Hey! You want to contribute? That is super, super awesome. Visit the project's Trello board to see what's coming up next or what is already in progress.

Send me a pull request! Please write tests, documentation for your code (the test part kind of goes without saying, but I wanted to make sure that you knew about it and the documentation), and update the changelog with your additions under the next unreleased version.

To run specs locally, simply bundle and then run rpsec.

Documentation is generated by YARD and is producted using inline comments. Comments use Markdown syntax. You can run yard server to get a live server of documentation while you're working :)