Privacy Policy

We take your privacy seriously. You do not need to share any personal information in order to access our patterns or browse our site. You are required to share only a minimum amount of personal information when you contact/connect with us, as detailed below.

Information we collect

We collect the following information in certain places of our site:

  • Name, country and other information (voluntary) when you choose to leave a comment in our comment forms (which you can find in each pattern, yarn, video, lesson and cal clue).
  • E-mail on comments that are questions - this is not mandatory, you only have to leave an e-mail address if you choose to be notified when receiving an answer.
  • Name, country e-mail and other information (voluntary) in the forms where you submit content to our site (suggest a blog, send a picture to our CAL).
  • E-mail in our “Favourites” system. When you use the favourite system, a cookie is created in your browser to prevent you having to enter your email again and again.
  • Name, country and other information (voluntary) in the forms to comment in our new collections (both when you vote and when you comment to each design).

How is the information used

  • Comments: If you leave a comment to our patterns, videos, yarns, lessons or clues the comment as well as your name and website (if you chose to share it) will be displayed on our site. If you leave your e-mail in order to get a notification on an answer your e-mail will not be displayed, and it will be removed from our database automatically once that notification has been sent.
  • Suggest blog/cal forms: If you leave a suggestion for a blog post or gallery picture, we will process the information you have sent us, upload your content with the name and link you credited, and remove all other information from our database.
  • Collection comments: When you vote on a new collection and leave a comment to our designers, the comment (and name/country info) will not be displayed anywhere public on our site. It will only remain stored in our database to work as feedback for our staff/designers.
  • Collection comments (to individual designs): When you leave a comment (with your name/country) to individual designs of a collection, your comment will be displayed in the comments section of that design. If later the design is written as a pattern those comments will be transferred to the pattern comment section. If the design is not written the comment/information will be deleted.
  • Favourites: When you choose to use the favourites system you agree to share your email with us for the only purpose of connecting it to your favourite patterns. We will not use your favourites email to contact you. We will store your email for a maximum time of 1 year from the last time you favourited a pattern.

We will never sell your information to third parties. We will not use any e-mail addresses you have entered on our website to send you promotional newsletters or other e-mail communication unless otherwise specified (such as is the case of the Newsletter sign-up page or the question/answer notification form).


What are cookies?
A 'cookie' is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. On our pages we use cookies to improve your browsing experience, by remembering for example what e-mail you used with favourites, so you don't have to enter it every time.

By browsing our site you are agreeing to these cookies being created. If you do not wish for this to happen, you can block cookies from our site in your browser settings.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

Where are cookies used on our site?

Last seen feature

To give you a better browsing experience, we use cookies to help your browser remember the last patterns you visited on our site so that we can display them for you when you browse our pages.

My favourites system

When you enter your email under My favourites, a cookie is created on your browser to help it remind your email while your session lasts, so that you do not have to re-enter your email every time you favourite a pattern.

Google Analytics

We use a service by Google called Google Analytics to collect information about our site’s visitors; like for instance what pages they visit on our site, how long they spend on them and what kind of browser they use. The information is collected via JavaScript tags, but your personal information is never asked for, collected or stored - so we cannot identify who you are. You can read more about Google Analytics' privacy policy and their usage of cookies here.


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. ReCAPTCHA is a tool from Google to protect our site against spam and other types of automated abuse.


We use a sharing tool from Oracle, called AddThis, to make it easier for you to share patterns and other of our site’s content via email, posts in social media, etc. This sharing tool collects certain information when you interact with our site or the AddThis toolbar. This information does not directly identify individuals and is instead designed to identify the devices used by our site’s visitors. However, in certain circumstances, you as a visitor may opt to share your email address with AddThis to facilitate the services. These email addresses are not used by AddThis for online behavioral advertising.

You can read AddThis complete Privacy Policy on their site. You can opt out of data collection at (EU/EEA) or (US).

Ask us to alter or remove your information

Do you wish us to alter or remove any of the information you have left on our site (names in comments, questions, etc.)?

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