Sample Knitters

FAQs

Why do we need sample knitters?

From time to time, we need samples to provide to our retailers, use for trade shows, trunk shows, etc. to show off the designs either by Sandnes Garn or by independent designers. All samples will be knit in Sandnes Garn yarn qualities.

How do you select sample knitters?

Sample knitters will be selected based first on the best match for our needs, and then on a first-come basis. We will keep a database of sample knitter applications; if you do not hear back from us right away, you may in the future!

I haven’t heard from you, why not?

First, have you checked your spam filter? If you have and are sure we did not respond, that means we have enough sample knitters for our current round of projects and will put your name into our file for future use. Typically we’ll respond within a week if we have a current project need. We get many applications for test knitters so are not able to personally respond to all, even though we appreciate the application.

When will you receive your yarn + pattern?

We will email you when we are ready to ship out a kit.  We will also send you a tracking code for the package so you will know exactly when you will receive it.

Will I get to keep the item I’m knitting?

Unfortunately, no, as these items will be used as sales tools.

How will I be compensated for my work?

We offer yarn credits for samples; amounts vary depending on the item we’re asking you to create.

If I have a question; whom do I contact?

You can email us directly at Mother Knitter by filling out the Contact Us form.

What am I expected to do?

  • Email with any pattern questions/corrections. Please keep good notes that we can share with the designers.
  • Complete the project within the timeframe required; ends need to be sewn in and blocked
  • Photograph the item (on yourself or your ‘model’ if applicable) and promote it on your social media handles with tags/credit back to us.
  • Return it to us
  • Be ethical. Patterns shared with you are the property of Sandnes Garn or the individual designer and cannot be used, shared or sold without express permission. Likewise, products created from Sandnes Garn patterns are for personal use only and not for resale.

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