I hope someone can help me. I hoping to start selling the hats and scarves and things I make when they turn out well but I don’t know if I would be breaking the law, or breaking knitting etiquette, if I sell something based on someone elses pattern - either from a book or from a website.
Some patterns seem fairly basic - a plain ribbed hat or a simple pair of gloves, and I imagine no one would mind if I used their basic pattern and sold it - should I say where the pattern came from though maybe?
But some patterns are more distinctive - a certain lace patterning round the trim or even more so - gloves and scarves and hats in the shapes of animals or flowers etc. Is it the done thing to ask permission?
Any advice about broaching the professional world appreciated!