08-17-2005, 09:57 PM
I have been trying my hand at designing, socks only at this point, but I have a question. I am so nervous about 'stealing' ideas from other places and I want to know what's acceptable and what's not. For instance, I have The Knitter's Bible, which has over 100 stitch patterns shown. They are not shown in actual patterns, per se (well, some of them are but for sake of this argument, they are just stitch pattern swatches being shown). So if I take a stitch pattern from there, and adapt it into my own design, is that still considered an original design even though I didn't chart out the stitch pattern myself from scratch?? I would hate to have someone look at something I designed and say "hey, that's MY design!!" Do you know what I mean????