Questions on making patterns based on other patterns

Hello,

I have a question about creating your own pattern.

Recently, I’ve been thinking that I want to make a knitting pattern on my own and sell it.

My question is, 'is it allowed to use the pattern from the book called ‘Japanese knitting stitch bible’ as a basis or inspiration?

I’ve already seen some people sell their pattern that’s directly from a pattern from that book - with very minor change (e.g same pattern and different garment type, etc)

I want to make new patterns based on some of the patterns from this book and I’m wondering if I’m trying to do something that I shouldn’t do.

Hope I can get some clear advice from you all.

Many thanks.

These patterns are meant to be incorporated into other projects but I’m not sure about the sale.

This is a link to a review. You might check the back of the title page or message the author of the book or the writer of the above review just to be absolutely certain.

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Usually published books have a copyright statement near the beginning of the book. There is usually a way to contact the author or their representative to request use of part of a publication (as salmonmac said). If you have the book you could look through the early pages to find copyright and contact info.

Will do! Thank you!

Yes, I contacted them already, hope I can get the answer soon. Thanks for your help!

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