Friday, September 21, 2007

Pattern Trade

I have Mermaid, Ballerina, Diva, and Pagoda and would love to trade for a pattern I don't have, particularly Studio Long, Profil, Pygmalian, or maybe Skyline.

If you have one you're interested in trading, please e-mail me and let's see if we can work something out - elweyu@hotmail.com

Thanks,
purple

13 comments:

Lilac Nell's said...

I wish that I had patterns to trade; I'm still on my first HF. I'd also like to make Diva and maybe Jazz. Hope you find some folks to barter.

Linda Teufel said...

i have Dacapo and would love to have Ballerina.

purple-power said...

Why don't you drop me an e-mail at the address in the post and we can talk.

sherri said...

I'd love to do the pagoda. How difficult is it? I think the ballerina is fairly complicated.

Jinx said...

You know that this thread can cause legal problems since trading of Falkenberg patterns is prohibited and the copyright is definately protected by law?

Anonymous said...

I agree with jinx, it's like stealing from Hanne.

Becky said...

I have done some research into this area of law and the result I have found is this: "Once you buy a pattern, you own the physical pattern and can do as you please with it. You can give or sell it to someone else - but only if you do not keep a copy for yourself, or make copies for anybody else. Owning the physical copy of that pattern only gives you the right to use or dispose of that copy, not make other copies."

This site is a great resource for knitting related copyright questions - http://www.geocities.com/jbtocker/copyright/

Becky said...

Another good resource:

http://girlfromauntie.com/copyright/index.php/48/

Anonymous said...

Actually, someone from Hanne posted a message early on saying exactly that about owning the pattern and doing what you want with it. She said she had received a number of queries about it and her statement was quite precise. And if you think about it, it is exactly like a book or any other copyrighted material - you buy it, you own it and you can then sell it, trade it, give it away, loan it. You can make a copy for your own use (many people make a copy of a pattern that they mark up as they knit it so that their original remains clear) and that is perfectly legal. It is covered by fair use laws. I am the author of a book and am very sensitive to copyright infringement, but this is NOT it. Trading is NOT stealing.

Jinx said...

@anonymus: I agree with you, that basically trading is not stealing. There are shops with second hand books, cds etc., and of course it's legal. But - and this is the problem - most people do trade or give away copies they made of the original pattern (book, cd etc.). This is not the case when selling an item to a second hand dealer, but very often at the internet.

pattyp said...

Trading copies will only increase more revenue for Hanne. I've yet to find replacement yarn that will be exact to Hanne's.If you like the pattern then you buy a refill kit. What is the difference in price for a refill kit versus one with a pattern?

Anonymous said...

Hi there

I have a mermaid pattern I'd be will to sell or swap for one of the following:

Tweedie - Ping Pong - Donna


Lisa_202@hotmail.com

Tracey said...

I would like to purchase the Promenade and Mermaid patterns. Shipped to canada please. I have been looking forever :) You can email me at fundy_bay_trading@yahoo.ca and I can pay Paypal.