Sample Knitting Jobs: What About You?

I have way too many ideas recently, and the day seems to be always too short for realizing all of them. I’d really like to publish more knitting patterns, but my current practice of knitting all samples myself limits my productivity. Realizing this, I started to think about sample knitting jobs.

Driving back home from Berlin last Sunday I realized the time has come to hand over some of my sample knitting to other people.

Talking to Steve about it during our journey home made it clear that I had no clue what would be a fair and attractive compensation. Money? Yarn? Keep the finished item and the pattern?

Fair Compensation for Sample Knitting Jobs

Whenever I have questions I cannot answer myself, I do what’s obvious: Ask. So today I’m asking you:

What do you consider being a fair deal when it comes to sample knitting?

To answer this question I created a survey, and I’d be more than happy if you could spare a few minutes for taking this sample knitting jobs survey. For further clarification what we’re talking about when I write “sample knitting” I provided more details below.

I’m looking for people to establish a long-term cooperation together.

If you know what sample knitting is all about, you can skip the following paragraphs and jump straight to the survey. Here’s the link: bit.ly/SampleKnitterSurvey

What is Sample Knitting?

I’d like to explain what we are talking about here precisely.

Sample knitting means that you:

– receive a pattern not previously existing in PDF form
– receive the yarn this pattern calls for via post
– agree to knit a sample using the yarn and pattern provided
– provide feedback about the pattern
– send the finished item via post back to me

Providing feedback about the pattern means that you actually are the first tester of a brand new, unpublished, yet untested (!) pattern. If the pattern has major issues, you need to report them – so I can fix them.

We can agree on not sending yarn but you purchasing the yarn locally if you want. In this case I need a receipt for refunding.

The finished item can either stay with me or you can get it back, as you please. If you decide you want the finished item back I’ll send it back to you after the pattern has been published.

Postage will be refunded (receipt needed).

At the moment, I’m only talking about shawl sample knitting but this might change in the future.

Are You Interested in Sample Knitting Jobs?

If you’d like to become a sample knitter I’d like to ask you to fill out my sample knitting jobs survey.

Here’s the link again: bit.ly/SampleKnitterSurvey

Thank you very much!

Julia <3

18 thoughts on “Sample Knitting Jobs: What About You?

  • Roxanne Jewell

    I understand this post is dated 2017. This post came into my email from Work At Home Woman. I would still love to be a sample knitter/crocheter for you. My first crochet project was an American flag afghan in the intermediate/advanced level and it turned out great. The recipient loved it. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of it, as the afghan was made over ten years ago.

  • dawn titshall

    I know this is a very old post but I am interested in sample knitting for you. I have done sample knitting before with Rowan wools. I have been a knitter for over 30 years and I have a real passion for it

    • At the moment I’m not looking for sample knitters. Thank you! – Julia

  • Yelena Orlova

    I am a good knitter with a lot of experience. Knitting is my life. I would like to check if you are interested in hiring new people. I would love to be one of them.
    Thank you,

  • Barbara Motta

    I am an avid knitter for over fifty years having had my own online dog sweater business, contractual knitting chenille dancer warm up sweaters for a number of years. I am seeking work and would be willing to email pictures on request.

  • Do you still want knitters ,I have knit all my life and can do any thing .

  • dianne stell

    I need to knit lol..I have done test knitting in the past .I am ready and waiting ….

  • Yvonne Gant

    I would love the opportunity to be able to carry on doing something that I absolutely enjoy (both knitting and crochet) while being able to earn a little money at the same time.
    I have samples of some of the items I have made and would be more than happy to send you pictures of these.

  • Bonnie Davis

    I have been knitting for 50 years and recently completed my first test knit for a TKGA master knitter for a lace shawl. I enjoyed the process. Looking for test knits with yarn supplied. I am semi-retired and knit continually. Knitting is my relaxation but I love to challenge myself with new projects.

  • Pauline Colsey

    I have been knitting for 50 years now all types and love it.
    Perhaps I could knit for you. Happy to send pics of my work.

  • Elena

    I would like to do some knitting for you.

  • Linda

    I would be thrilled to work with someone with such a refreshing approach and hope you’ll consider my application to become a test knitter for you. I’m an expert, lifelong, and very speedy knitter. Fine lace, Aran and double-knitting are my favorite style, but please have a look at all my projects on http://www.Ravelry.com (swaddlesforsmiles) so that you may judge the quality.

    You only offered a binary choice of yes/no regarding keeping the finished item in lieu of compensation. For me, the answer would depend on the item.
    Thanks for your kind consideration.

  • Pamela Coleman

    I would like to do some knitting for you, I can send you some photos of what l have knitted recently, started knitting around thirty years ago, stopped for a long time but recently started again for my new granddaughter who is four and a half months old.
    My email address is p.coleman@live.co.uk

  • Katharine MacLeod

    Hi this could be a win win situation!!! You see your looking for an experienced and meticulous knitter. I just so happen to have those skills and then some. I hate to reveal, as most women do the age factor. In this case it may be to my advantage so reluctantly I reveal I’m 60. my patient and most loving grandmother taught me the fine needle art of working, and manipulating needles, knitting, spinning, a bit of weaving and of course crochet, well i I was hooked so please pardon the pun !!!! I was also taught to read pattern and to understand the abbreviations that go along with most patterns. I have also machine knitted quite well I might say so as well as many others. I own two a singer and a brother that can make hats, scarfs, jumpers, Holiday stockings and far to many other things to be included,unless of course you care to read a mini book. Speaking of mini books I am beginning to head in that direction unless I end this resume fairly quickly. So if you are interested in hiring one of the best knitters in the USA. I am your women. I am reliable, intelligent, meet deadlines and take pride in my work. You need not look further if you are looking for the best. I am looking to make a few extra dollars for the holidays and your looking for knitting help. Many blessings to you, those you love, hold dear to your heart, and to all you call friend!!! Sincerely Kate, keeknits@gmail.com

  • Jean Luff

    I am looking for test knitting jobs. I have done test knitting for Designers and yarn Company”s as and when work available.

  • I’m florence I’m looking for a job were they do knitting I have experience 15 year if are llooking for someone am available

  • Maria Torres

    I think it’s great you are hoping to find testers.

  • Barbara Evans

    I would love to knit for you. I am obsessed with knitting and there is only so much I can sell or gift. It would be an honor to work with you.


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