Please do not copy any of my articles, patterns or anything without prior permission from Angelika Burles. This is my source of income.  If you like my articles and assistance, please allow me to keep the uniqueness of my site, which will keep me in business.  Thank you so much for your kindness.

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The information contained on this website is for personal use only. It may not be sold or re-printed. No content whatsoever, including any of the images, may be uploaded to any electronic system or website, nor included in any disk, CD-ROM, or collection of any type without the express written permission of
Angelika Burles.

Copying?   Without written authorization: Don't!
 The Knitter's Guide to Copyright (Canada)


Reprinted here with Permission of Vogue Knitting

  • To enlarge a single pattern or chart for personal and nonprofit use (such as making it easier to read or make notes on).
  • To make a copy of a pattern for a friend. Ask him or her to buy the publication in which it appeared instead.
  • When the source is old or out of print. Most magazines make back issues available for sale, and books are easy to locate on the Internet. Publishers will often make copies of a single pattern available, usually for a small fee (to cover postage). Failing that, in the U.S. alone thousands of new patterns are published each year. Try looking for something new!
  • When you own or operate a store. If you are making copies of patterns or articles from magazines, books or other printed material for your customers, you are breaking the law. you are giving away other people's money, robbing authors and publishers of their hard-earned royalties and a return on their investment. It is never legal for a yarn store to copy a published pattern on its own letterhead or attach another person's name to it. Customers should ask if a pattern sold on letterhead is an original design of the store; if it is not, you are purchasing stolen material.
  • If you teach new knitters (and we encourage everyone to do this!) and want copies of an article or pattern for a class, you must get written permission from the publisher. You will usually get a quick response via e-mail.
  • It is illegal to post a published pattern on the Internet for use through chat groups or mailing lists. It is only acceptable if the designer agrees to give his or her work away for free, or if the work is in the public domain.
  • And while we're on the subject, you cannot sell items knit from a published pattern; knits sold must be your own design if they are to have your name on them.

Copyright © 2003 by SoHo Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Reproduced from the Fall 2003 issue of Vogue Knitting Magazine with permission.