View Full Version : selling pieces advice needed please!

02-05-2008, 06:57 PM

I have been thinking about ways to sell things I have made but I am worried about selling something I haven't designed from scratch. Is there a law, or maybe just knitting etiquette, concerning selling something you've made from a pattern in a book or off the web?

I was thinking that some patterns are very straight forward - a typical bobble hat or pair of gloves - and so maybe they wouldn't needed the original designer to be cited, but patterns vary in the amount they seem "unique", if you know what I mean.

If anyone has advice or experience in this sort of area, please reply!


02-05-2008, 09:01 PM
If you want to sell something based on someone else's pattern you need to get express written consent from the designer. Usually if you look on a pattern it will say it is for personal use and not for resale, but sometimes they will let you sell the FO *with permission*. IMHO it's easier to design your own pattern, though, so you're not stepping on anyone's toes. If you do a search, there are a number of threads concerning selling work and copywrite laws.