Why can't I apply for open jobs? Or How can I apply for open jobs?
You must be an APPROVED tester to apply for test or sample jobs.
If you have already applied: and it has been more than 48 hours, please fill out the contact form and we will look into your application. As soon as your application is approved, you will receive an email notification and the “apply” button will appear on open jobs.
If you have NOT applied to be a tester:Please complete the tester application. We require all testers to be approved before they can apply for any open jobs. You should be notified of approval or required actions within 48 hours of your application.
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What is a Test Knitter? or Test Crocheter?
Test knitting or crocheting is one of the last steps when a designer is creating a new pattern. It would take forever for a designer to work all 2, 3, 4 or more sizes of a pattern. To speed this up, designers work with passionate knitters and crocheters to test a pattern before it is released.
If you and a designer have decided to work together, the designer will send you a copy of the pattern. Sometimes this will be a PDF, other times this will be a Word document. You will work the pattern. Every week you will send progress pictures and any comments, questions or suggestions. When you are done you get to keep the thing you made! Plus receive any bonus compensation that the designer has promised you.
What is the difference between a test and a sample project?
Test knits or test crochet jobs are characterized by the fact that you get to keep the project when you are done.
Sample knits or crochets must be sent into the designer when they are finished. Generally, sample projects are used to photograph for marketing or pattern listings. Or samples are used in local yarn shops to show off yarn, either as a swatch or a finished project.