I’m in the very early stages of modifying a free pattern published on a website. Basically, I am taking a pattern for a soda can cozy and modifying it for a beer bottle. Although I have found a few free patterns on the web for beer bottle cozies, I don’t like any of them.
So, if and when I finish modifying this pattern to suit my needs - if I choose to publish the pattern (for free, of course), should I first consult with the person who wrote the original pattern and ask their permission to publish the modified pattern?
I just want to do the right thing here.
Thanks for your input.