The pattern files
The patterns are supplied as PDF files for you to download and print. Anyone, anywhere, can open a PDF file. All you need is PDF reader software. This is available free from the Adobe website for MS Windows. Go to the Apple app store for the iPad and Play Store for Android devices. Many web browsers can also open PDF files for viewing and printing.
Not sure if you have a PDF reader? Try one of our free pattern files first.
Your patterns can be accessed on the Internet from any computer, tablet, iPad, or iPhone during the one-year download period. Just use your email address or username plus your password to log in to your account.
The Download Period
The product price covers a one-year download period, a licence to print the pattern instructions for the personal use of the purchaser, website overheads, and order processing. After one year, the safekeeping of the pattern file becomes the responsibility of the purchaser. The purchaser can continue with the personal use of the pattern instructions for as long as they have a file to print from and the software to open the file.
If you are not sure how to save a pattern for future use, see our download help section.
Tips for long-term use.
Back up a copy of the PDF pattern file to a separate hard drive, USB memory stick, or cloud storage.
Keep a printed copy of the pattern on file. If your digital copy fails, you can resort to a photocopy of the printed pricking pattern.
Getting Patterns Printed
We don’t supply patterns by post, but if you don’t have a printer you can ask someone else to print your order for you as long as the patterns are only used by you.
Maybe a family member or friend can help you print your patterns. An account will be created with your first purchase. This can be accessed on the Internet from any computer using your account email address or username plus your password to log in.
Or download and copy the PDF files to a USB memory stick for transporting. Some stationery supply shops will print copies from a memory stick.