Hiring - Sample Knitter for Sweaters (North America)


(If you would feel like you are a strong candidate and would be interested in sample knitting for these types of projects in the future, please feel free to send me your information below!)

I am looking to hire a sample knitter in North America who is enthusiastic about knitting sweaters and would be interested in knitting sweaters and cardigans in a sample size (~36” bust). I am working on a collection and ideally would like to have someone with whom I could work with throughout the coming year on several projects. These projects are all sweaters or cardigans in a classic silhouette with textured fabric or design elements, and are mostly seamless garments worked in worsted or DK weight yarn. Some may involve sections of stranded colorwork or lace. All projects will be rigorously tech edited before they come to you. In some cases the sample knitting will be only a partial garment-- I will either have you work the body and sleeves then send it to me, or I will send you a completed yoke, with the body and sleeves ready to knit.

It is not necessary to have previous sample knitting experience- it is more important to me that you have sweater knitting experience and it’s something you enjoy.

Requirements and Expectations: 
-Experienced and comfortable knitting adult sweaters (I would expect to see several on your projects page) 
-Ability to knit to accurate gauge both flat and in the round 
-Must be willing to correct mistakes and return an mistake-free garment (do not underestimate this requirement!) 
-Ability to follow both written and charted instructions 
-Ability to communicate with problems or suspected errors 
-Confidentiality - knitter may not share information or photographs of the work until after the pattern is released 
-Must be able to work on a deadline 
-Must have a PayPal account

I provide yarn and notions and pay per yard ($USD) based on the complexity of the fabric. Deadlines are typically 8-10 weeks.

If you are interested please send me a Ravelry message (or fill out the form below) with the following information: 
-Name and email address 
-How long you’ve been knitting 
-The type of sweaters you typically work (male, female, seamless, top-down, lace, stranded, etc) 
-If you’ve had sample knitting experience before, if so for whom 
-Do you have any special skill with particular fabrics (colorwork, cables, lace, etc) 
-What is your typical turn around time for a sweater

Serious inquiries only. Please feel free to share this with knitters who you think are excellent sweater knitters and may be interested!

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