p/hop patterns use “generic” yarn. Yarn which is not linked to any particular company, dyer or business.
If your pattern uses “standard” sock yarn, or a laceweight yarn which gives 700m/100g or 1000m/100g (or any other weight), or “everyday” DK, then it could be a p/hop pattern.
It’s very important that p/hop is not seen to promote a particular brand, obviously we all have our favourites, but p/hop is not about making money for yarn companies.
It’s obviously OK that if there is a photo, it can say “knitted in The Fabulous Yarn Company’s Splendiferous Sock yarn. But in the section where you write about quantities, gauge etc, it should say “Use any yarn which has 400-420m/100g or to get gauge”.
If a knitter can download a pattern and then go and dig in their stash for a skein (or ten) of yarn then that’s perfect.
Patterns must be your own design, and they must have been test-knitted by someone independent.
If you think you have a suitable pattern already, or would like to design one, please contact Pete or Louise for the code you can insert on your pattern to make it a p/hop pattern.
Your original pattern is unchanged, but it will then include brief information about MSF, and about where a donation can be made.
Please get in touch!