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Topic: Did I change this pattern enough to count it as my own?  (Read 831 times)
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« on: March 22, 2012 08:17:10 AM »

I was testing a pattern for a sock designer. It was a cable that looks a bit like a chainlink fence. As I was testing the pattern I thought it would make a good fingerless mitt.
Here are the changes I would be making: I would have the cable start in another section of the chart and end in a different place. I would also change some of the knits and purls in the cable itself. She has you knit all the stitches that you move around, even if you purl them in the next round, I would purl them as I move them.
Another note is that I wouldn't try and sell this pattern and make any money from this at all.

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012 09:06:49 AM »

A stitch pattern isn't copyrightable. The fact that you're using it on fingerless mitts and not a sock would make it completely different in the first place. Unless it's a stitch pattern from a stitch dictionary you might have to rewrite the cable pattern a little or in a different format to make it more 'yours'.

« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012 09:48:37 AM »

Like I mentioned a tiny bit before.  Where her cables read "slip 2 onto cable needles, k1, k2 off cable needle" mine will be " slip 2 into cable needle, p1, k2 off cable needle" I was also thinking of switching the direction the cables twist where they meet on one mitt.  So both mitts mirror each other.

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012 06:54:39 PM »

Sure, you're changing the directions. The main thing though is that you've changed it from a sock pattern to a mitts pattern. There's a lot of mitts that are based on the stitch patterns from socks. They're a separate pattern.

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