Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ISO Test Knitters

I'm about to release my April Knit-Along pattern, and I would love for three test knitters to proof my pattern for me before I go public!  Here is a sneak peek at the project.  Check out the test knitter requirements below.  :)

Today I posted my previous 2010 Knit-Along patterns on Ravelry for sale and already have sold 3 copies!  WHOOHOO!  Of course, in the past, I've had a few typos mysteriously show up and have had to edit the patterns, including saving new versions of the PDFs and then re-uploading them to all of my various sites.  I'm trying to be smart and proactive this time and get feedback BEFORE I release the pattern to the general public.

So... if you are interested in being a test knitter here is what I'm looking for:

1. You must have the pattern finished by 5 pm on April 1st (that's Thursday, I know but the hat knits up pretty quickly), and have feedback sent to me via email by 10 pm that same evening.
2. You must be competent with knitting in the round, both on circular and double pointed needles (size 7), and be able to do a simple cable stitch.
3. You must be able to read a knitting pattern!  :)
4. You must be one of the first three people to contact me.

I don't care what color yarn you want to use, as long as it is worsted weight.  You don't have to send me photos of the finished project (unless you want to), just pattern feedback (typos, confusing jargon, misspellings, etc).  You'll receive my pattern FREE of charge if you are one of the lucky three, and additionally, when I need test knitters in the future, you will be the first group of people I offer the opportunity to before going public!

So, if you are interested, please post a comment in the comment box below, and be sure to include your email address so I can respond!


Anonymous said...

Nona I love your knitting and the patterns. I can read and knit in the round...only problem I have at the moment is I don't have my needles at hand. They are packed up, but will try to locate them...I absolutely love your patterns...please consider me for future patterns. Thanks, Iona


Jeanne said...

Would love to help, but I don't know how to do cables, yet. Maybe for a future project? Plus, I don't know if I could get it done that quickly!

Your sneak peek looks adorable though! Making me want to LEARN cables already! Ha, ha!

kookiekrumbs3 said...


I can help you out. Please let me now asap so I can get started!

a ctmh sister

kookiekrumbs3 said...

Oh my email is dlbkrum@hotmail.com!

nonapearl said...

I'm still looking for test knitters! Please post here if you are intersted. :)

Anonymous said...

I have found my needles and am willing to test knit for you. I want to get back into knitting more. I don't have any small children at home, but know several in town. Thanks for letting us help you out. ionass@comcast.net


Val said...

I'm totally late to the party and it's way past April 1, but I'd love to test knit for you in the future. I can knit socks (as you well know, ha!), in the round, cables, color work, etc. I just don't know Magic Loop. And I *really* want to learn double knitting!
Love that hat pattern!

Samantha said...

Like, Val, I'm way late for the party.

BUT, if you need someone in the future, I can do lace of all kinds, socks, cables, colorwork (fair isle and intarsia), and just about everything else. Two at a time, magic loop, DPNS, circs, everything. And I can crochet too.

Sam.j.rose at gmail.com