I know that if someone is going to try and knit/crochet objects to sell, they may not use a copyrighted pattern. I completely understand that, and understand the reasoning.
Where I’m beginning to get confused is in what would be considered “copyright-able” and what would be, actuall, in the public domain? Say we’re talking scarves, dishcloths, blankets, bags… There are only so many ways to make them. Ribbed, garter stitch, stockinette, knit on the diagonal, knit in the round, etc.
I’m wanting to try and make little “grab bags” to sell at consignment shops, but am afraid that somewhere, somehow, I will infringe unwittingly on a copyright. I knit the bags in the round on dpns as I don’t like to do seams. Isn’t that pretty much a universally accepted way to make the bags?
This has me so confused. I want to try and earn a little extra $$ with my craft (economy has hit us HARD!), but don’t want to do anything wrong while doing it.
Thanks for any insights!