You know what truly annoys me? Companies who offer free patterns on Ravelry, but in return require personal information and the knitter to register a password to access this ‘free’ pattern.
I recently came across a scarf I liked and the page was offering the pattern for free, or so it said.
In fact, once you clicked on ‘This pattern is available for free’ link, you were taken away from the Ravelry page to the company page, where the pattern with a picture was offered and a ‘download now’ button to click. Okay, I don’t have a problem with that.
What I do have a problem with is :
Clicking on the download button then takes the knitter to another company page where you are requested to :
Register for free to access the following member benefits:
- Exclusive access to our FREE download library with free projects, tips, essays and more!
- Expert tips and advice
- The ‘company’ email newsletter filled with expert tips, techniques, and special offers (including competitions, new products, and giveaways).
- Exclusive notification of what’s new in the ‘company’.
Why do I need to supply personal information and register a password if a pattern is offered for free?
Annoying!!! I’m sure I can find a ‘free pattern’ on Ravelry that will be very similar and FREE.
Labels: Ravelry - free patterns