For Test Knitting
Test knitters agree to supply their own yarn which should match the weight and gauge of that used in the pattern. Before test knits begin, please share which yarn you’ll be using. At the end of the test knitting process, the finished item will be yours to keep.
For Sample Knitting
Yarn will be provided for sample knitting and you’ll need to keep all ball bands / labels. At the end of the sample knitting process, the finished item should be returned to the designer along with all ball bands / labels and any unused yarn using a mutually agreed postal service or courier. Sample knitters will be paid a previously agreed fee for the finished sample and also reimbursed for any postal / shipping costs incurred.
During both test knitting and sample knitting processes, all knitters agree to keep the designer informed of all progress with regular photographs and updates on Slack. Please alert the designer of any pattern issues such as missing / incorrect stitch counts or typos. Please also direct queries or feedback about the pattern via Slack and not via Instagram, Ravelry or email.
Photos and Discretion: Timing is Everything
While in-progress pictures of both test and sample knits are essential for tracking progress, please do not share them on any social media platform until the designer says it’s ok to do so! At that point, I’ll ask you to share images using any specific hashtags or copy created for the project, but please: do not no share any progress pictures before the design has officially been released. At all times, your discretion as a sample or test knitter is really important, supportive and helpful.