Test Knitter Expectations

Each test will have its own specific list of expectations, but there are some general expectations I include for each test:

  • Test knitters are expected to meet deadlines or communicate in advance if that is not possible.  
  • Test knitters should check in at least weekly to report progress, problems, or delays. More frequent check-ins are encouraged, especially if there are questions.
  • Test knitters should be willing to have a Ravelry project page, including photos, of their project.  I always appreciate honest reviews, project details, and suggestions on those pages, or on the pattern page comments section.
  • At this time, I am offering $20 in store credit, plus a final copy of the pattern to all testers who complete the testing process.  It isn't compensation, but realizing that this is a lot of effort for $20, I do my best to respond promptly, be understanding of changing circumstances, and to provide a pattern that has been thoroughly edited.  

Currently Open Tests

Mug Snug Cup Cozy

 

Open Date: 2/9/2017

Close Date: 2/16/2017

Project Completion Deadline: 2/23/2017

Details

  • This is a quick knit project.  The project should take just a few hours to complete.
  • It requires about 20 yards of striping yarn and 10 yards of a contrasting color. 
  • I am looking for testers who can use self striping sock yarn leftovers.
  • The pattern calls for a provisional cast on, short row shaping, picking up for ribbed edges and a sewn bind off.  Familiarity with these techniques would be helpful but is not required.  
  • The pattern is designed to fit a standard 12 or 16 ounce coffee cup, but you can customize the length to fit your favorite cup. 
  • Inexperienced testers are welcome and encouraged.
  • Testers should have some knitting experience, but do not have to have experience with every technique in the pattern.
  • Testers will need to communicate any questions they have regarding the pattern even if the answer seems obvious.  One of the benefits of test knitting is to help me anticipate pattern questions and answer them within the pattern rather than addressing knitter questions later.  I ask that test knitters make a note when they aren't certain what they should do next and then mention that to me.  Knowing that test knitters are often experienced enough to figure out the answer to their questions testers can feel free to proceed as they think they should, or they can email me with questions and wait for answers.  
  • This pattern is self-published, so there is no need to be secretive about projects.  I would appreciate you sharing the projects on social media using the #stackedwoolens tag.  

To sign up for this test, please email me at stackedwoolens@gmail.com with the subject line Mug Snug Test.

If you are interested in future test opportunities, please fill out the form below to be sure not to miss out on future tests.  


Shine Bright Sock Pattern

Open Date: 1/20/2017

Close Date: 2/1/2017

Project Completion Deadline: 3/1/2017

Details

  • The pattern requires the use of the Fish Lips Kiss Heel.  This pattern is available for $1 on Ravelry and you will need to purchase it to complete the test.  
  • I am looking for testers who can use speckled or semi solid sock yarn preferably from independent yarn dyers, though that isn't a requirement.
  • The sock is knit from the toe-up and uses Judy's Magic Cast On and a Sewn Bind Off.  Descriptions are not provided in the pattern but links to tutorials are provided.
  • The sock pattern is sized for 3 sizes:  6.25[7, 7.5] inches/16[17.5, 19]cm circumference at widest part of foot with approximately .75 inches/2 cm negative ease intended.  The stitch counts are 60, 66 and 72 stitches so if, for example you know that a 66 stitch sock on size 1 needle fits you, you can ignore the pattern gauge and knit at the gauge you prefer.  
  • Inexperienced testers are welcome and encouraged.
  • Testers should have some sock knitting experience, but do not have to have experience with every technique in the pattern.
  • Testers will need to communicate any questions they have regarding the pattern even if the answer seems obvious.  One of the benefits of test knitting is to help me anticipate pattern questions and answer them within the pattern rather than addressing knitter questions later.  I ask that test knitters make a note when they aren't certain what they should do next and then mention that to me.  Knowing that test knitters are often experienced enough to figure out the answer to their questions testers can feel free to proceed as they think they should, or they can email me with questions and wait for answers.  
  • This pattern is self-published, so there is no need to be secretive about projects.  I would appreciate you sharing the projects on social media using the #stackedwoolens tag.  

To sign up for this test, please email me at stackedwoolens@gmail.com with the subject line Shine Bright Test.

If you are interested in future test opportunities, please fill out the form below to be sure not to miss out on future tests.  


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