View Full Version : General design question

07-04-2007, 12:49 PM
Hi Everybody--

In my search for a really good "manly" cabled scarf, I was just about to give up when I found cables in a sweater (designed for men) that I really like. :inlove: Is it ok (would I not be breaking rules) if I lifted the cable pattern and changed a few things so it would work as a scarf?



07-04-2007, 01:53 PM
I think this is fine. I don't believe pattern stitches are copyrighted so that they can't be used for other things. Knitters do this all the time.

07-04-2007, 02:56 PM
If you're lifting it for personal use rather than profit (as in creating your own pattern to sell or publish,) then it's perfectly fine.

07-04-2007, 09:12 PM
Even for publication the stitch pattern itself is not so much copyrighted as the item. In this case, the stitch pattern in a scarf for personal use, absolutely no question of a problem.