Skills Needed to Become a Test Knitter
To become a knit tester, you should have the following skills:
What Do Test Knitters Generally Earn?
Many test knitters work for little (or no) actual funds. In exchange for their services, many receive “free” patterns or yarn. Test knitters with a lot of experience and who do a superb job can often charge for their work and receive compensation. They are generally paid on a project basis (not an hourly wage).
Create a Knitting Portfolio/Resume
Despite test knitters often working for free (or very little), there is actually a lot of competition for jobs. To get your foot in the door, create a knitting portfolio/resume for yourself that you can quickly share with a designer when applying for work. Here’s what you should do:
Where Can You Find Test Knitting Gigs?
You may be able to find test knitting gigs at the following sites:
Pros and Cons of Being a Test Knitter
Pros of Being a Test Knitter
Here is a list of benefits that test knitters can look forward to:
Cons of Being a Test Knitter
There is only one real drawback of being a test knitter, but it is a large one: most test knitters don’t get compensated monetarily. People who work at test knitters generally do so for the craft, the collaboration, or because they love to help others.
Similar Home Income Opportunities
If test knitting isn’t for you, but you want to explore other ways knitters earn extra income, look into knitwear design or tech editing.