Thank you so much for being interested in test knitting for me! Getting feedback from other knitters is very important for me so I can be sure that my patterns are correct and written in a way that others can follow.
Please read the following paragraphs before you apply to be a test knitter. If you have any questions, please ask in my Ravelry Group or PN me.
If not otherwise indicated, you are free to substitute yarns, but please make sure that you meet the gauge. Also, please let me know in advance, what yarn and color you are planning to use. Gauge is especially important for garment test knits. If you want to change anything on the pattern please check with me first. Since this is a test knit I want knitters to stay as close to the instructions as possible.
Please give me feedback while you knitting. Lots of feedback! I want to know how you feel with the pattern, is it understandable, is it easy to follow, are there any mistakes, what do you like, what do you hate, would you wish further explanations for certain parts etc. etc. etc – you get it – I want to know everything!
I cannot offer any payment for test knits at this stage of my business, but of course you will receive the final pattern once it is published and you’ll get another pattern of your choice from my store for free after the test knit is finished. Please have a little patience with me in this first stage of my business, there are not many patterns available at the moment, but you can also redeem your free pattern at a later time.
I will post a call for my test knits in my Ravelry group, with a picture and the tech specs (used yarns, sizes, gauge, needles etc.).
I will set a reasonable deadline for each of my test knits. Please do not apply for the test knit if you cannot meet this deadline. In your application post in the group, please let me know which yarn you are planning to use and (if applicable) which size you want to knit. I will let you know as soon as possible, usually within a few days if you have been accepted as a test knitter. Criteria for acceptance are the size to be knit (if applicable), your posted projects and experience. This does not necessarily mean that you have to be an experienced knitter, depending on the project also beginners can be suitable test knitters, so don’t let this stand in your way if you want to apply.
If you have been accepted, I’ll be needing your email address for further communication. You will receive a download link for the pattern. Please create a project on Ravelry as soon as you cast on. You can keep your notes there as you progress, but please post all important stuff like mistakes you find or other remarks you have on the pattern also into the test knit thread in. Photos of your progress are also very welcome in the thread.
As soon as the test is finished and the pattern is online, please link you project to the pattern. If you are active on Social Media like Instagram or Facebook, or if you are a blogger, posts and revisions are of course very welcome.
The pattern you receive for test knitting is for your personal use only. Feel free to knit more versions but please do not distribute it in any form, electronically or printed. Do not translate without my written consent. Do not sell pieces made with my pattern without my written consent.
Presently, my test knits are held on Facebook, I will setup a secret group for each test knit individually and invite you to join.
I am looking forward to working with your and to seeing your projects!
Live. Knit. Love.