FAQ for LYS Owners and Non-Profit Organizations
FAQ for LYS Owners
Q. I own a yarn shop | I work in a library | I run a non-profit organization
A. Every Knitty reader is permitted to print a single copy of any Knitty pattern for their own personal use. LYS owners, libraries, and those running non-profit organizations are now permitted to provide your patrons with a printed copy of Knitty patterns, provided you do not charge for this privilege.
Do you want to teach a course based on a Knitty pattern or article?
Do you want to sell kits of a Knitty pattern?
You may not print a copy of the Knitty pattern and include it with your kit. Instead, simply include the Knitty pattern's URL (see note 3 above) so that the purchaser can download a copy for themselves, and abide by copyright law.
We have been informed that some yarn shops are actually selling Knitty patterns. This is clearly a violation of copyright and should we learn of such violations, we will inform the designer so that they may exercise their legal rights.
Knitty is a popular resource for your customers and continues to help build interest in knitting worldwide. This, in turn, helps build your business.
By protecting the hard work of the designers and authors who contribute to Knitty, you are also helping to ensure that Knitty can continue for a long time to come. It's good for us all.
We thank you for your help and your respect of copyright law.