And my clicks take me to the enormous resource, DROPS design.
And then I spill an ENTIRE cup of coffee on my new keyboard, old desk and self. Excuse me a minute while I clean this up.
Be back in a minute..
Right (now 20 mins later) ..
Of course you all know this, but DROPS design have a HUGE archive of really great free knitting patterns.
They have an interesing philosophy regarding copyright too - this taken from the site (bold for emphasis by me).
DROPS pattern database
This is for all of you with knitting as a hobby and for you who run a yarn store.
Either way, the DROPS pattern database is at your free disposal.
As a store you are welcome to use the DROPS pattern database to promote the sale of your assortment. Print out any pattern you may want, make as many copies as desired. The only thing we ask is that you don't make any changes / additions to the original printed document ... and that the patterns according to the DROPS philosophy are given out to the consumers for free.
We currently offer 4125 free patterns translated to english.
So - if you're a yarn store you may print them off, give them out and use them in the promotion and to increase sales of you 'assortment' (I presume this means 'yarn').
DROPS design philosophy seems to see the yarn as the product, and the pattern is merely the vehicle. I can only imagine how far down the food chain they see their designers.
But they sure do have their finger on the pulse. Of the Vogue Knitting Pattern shop at least.
What do you think?