Call for test knitters

Posted on July 06, 2017 by Catherine Gamroth

call for testers

I'm working on some fresh, summery colourways and am looking for some intrepid knitter/photographers to help me test them out! 

Would you like to test knit? I'd send you yarn - you choose the pattern and keep the finished item. What I want in return is photos. Lots of photos! I'd like you to share your progress on social media as you knit (#gaugetestknits everyone, keep an eye out for it!), and take some good quality shots of the finished object. 

I will have yarn in the mail by next week, and you would have four weeks after receiving your yarn to do the knitting and have FO pictures ready. 

The picture above shows the three colourways, and a glimpse at the sock I'm testing out. As you can see, I've done simple two-colour stripes but played around with value - darker and lighter versions of the two colours. There will also be shawl versions of the same colourways. 

I mentioned test knitting on Instagram last week and got an enthusiastic response (yay, thank you!) so I suspect I will face the difficult task of having to choose between many talented volunteers - I've only got six skeins to give away, so please understand I won't be able to say yes to everyone! 

To apply for test knitting, please send an email to with the subject line TEST KNITTING. 

In the email, please include your Instagram name (if you have one), and give one or two links to photos that showcase your knitting and photography skills. Ravelry project pages are ideal. Great photographs are more important than advanced-level knitting. :)

Please also let us know if you have any preferences for colour or for shawl vs classic/sock yarn. 

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