Become an authorized, licensed maker and partner of Aroha Knits patterns today! Cottage licenses of my patterns are available to small knitting businesses; obtain the rights to knit and create a profit any item made from Aroha Knits patterns. Authorized licensees will be visibly linked to and featured on my website.

About the Program

This partner program was created as a collaborative effort between Aroha Knits and Alice Fate to connect small knitting businesses wanting to use Aroha Knits patterns with potential customers. We believe that it is important to support all independent business owners, designers and knitters a-like. In exchange for purchasing a cottage license and crediting the designer, the knitter will be featured on the Aroha Knits website and periodically promoted on other forms of social media. 

What is a Cottage License?

A Cottage Industry License grants a single individual legal permission to create and sell for profit items made from patterns designed and self-published by me, Francoise Danoy. If you are knitting for charities, donations or as a gift, you do not need to obtain a license from me. If you have any questions about exceptions to licenses, please contact me or view the policies page. 

How it works

Each pattern license requires a one-time fee of $10 and signing the agreement form. I do not have an all-inclusive pattern license at the moment, but feel free to contact me to inquire about it if it interests you. Discounts will be provided in increments of three licenses. Submit your request at the Become a Partner page. Upon acceptance of your application, I will send you the bill via Paypal and the agreement form. Please complete both items within a timely manner. By purchasing a cottage license from Aroha Knits, you will agree to the following terms and conditions, some of which are:

  • Visibly providing credit to Aroha Knits in tags and online listings, "Pattern designed by Francoise Danoy of www.arohaknits.com. I am a licensed seller."
  • Purchasing one license per person knitting the items; the license is non-transferable.
  • Not to distribute, copy or edit the PATTERN pdf file.
  • The license is only for small scale production only, and is not eligible or applicable for industrial or mass production.

View a sample license with the full terms and conditions here . 

As mentioned above, in exchange for purchasing a cottage license and crediting the designer, the knitter will be featured on the Aroha Knits website and periodically promoted on other forms of social media. All accepted licensees will receive the chance to be interviewed on the blog and be featured on the blog's sidebar.

Click here to begin your application to become a partner!