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Providing feedback about the pattern means that you actually are the first tester of a brand new, unpublished, yet untested (!)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!
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