All ODDknit designs are free to view and download from ODDknit.com and I hope you enjoy knitting them for yourself or as gifts for others.
Please do not reproduce the designs or images without permission or sell items knitted from the designs for profit*.
That said, it is always fun to share odd ideas so if you would like to discuss the use of ODDknit patterns or resources please get in touch.
“Why can't I sell items knitted from your designs?”
I get asked this more than any other question so I'm going to add a bit more of an explanation.
Every month I dedicate around 30 hours of my spare time to designing, perfecting, photographing, writing up and blogging about the knitting patterns that I give away for free on this site. I do it because it's fun and I'm nice. I do it because I want to share the joy of knitting weird little things with other people.
Outside updating the website, working a full-time job and generally surviving I occasionally knit my own designs for sale.
The main issue I have with other people knitting/selling ODDknits is not that it puts us in direct competition (though it does) but that it's so easy for someone else to make more money from my designs than I do.
When someone else knits/sells my designs they don't have to go through the lengthy invention/writing process. If I and this other person sold identical ODDknits at identical prices I would make less money per hours worked and that feels... unfair. If this other person charges less than me it makes things even worse! Now I'm being undercut and less likely to make any sales at all.
The truth is that if you want to knit up the patterns I've put online and sell the results there's very little I can do to stop you (if you're doing it at a local level I probably won't even find out about it). An obvious solution is that I don't upload the patterns. That I keep them secret and just sell the items I make. I don't want to do this. As I said above the purpose of this website is to share the fun. In that spirit I ask you to use the designs for fun and not for profit.
In summary, if you want to knit my designs for sale:
- Please don't.
- But if you must, please, please give proper credit to ODDknit.com and consider supporting the website with a donation.
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