Wednesday, January 24, 2007
How much would you charge for a ballband?
A few months ago, I gave one to my friend as a housewarming present. And the other day she asked me how much I would charge if I were to knit a few more for her. What do y'all think? If you knit 4 ballbands and sold them as a set, how much would you charge? It's so hard to put a price on handknits...
mention that if you plan to sell items you make from
a pattern that you did not design yourself, you must
have permission from the pattern designer. Many
pattern designers sell cottage industry licenses
(though some might give you permission at no cost). In
any case, I would look into it before you make any further plans.
Otherwise, you could find yourself in legal trouble.
Yeah, I did wonder about the pattern/copyright issue. Where it gets complicated is that I believe the book mentions that the ballband pattern is originally from Peaches & Cream.
I'm doing something for a charity auction in February, and I'm going to knit log cabin dishcloths for that one. No issues there.
Buying a pattern doesn't stop copyright law's existence. It doesn't mean you automatically have the right to sell things you make from said pattern. If it is permitted, it will say so in explicit terms in the copyright section whether it was a free pattern or a purchased pattern.