A Random Act of Kindness is a quick knit with big heart designed to inspire kindness to one another. It is a textured triangular scarf knit on a bias in dk weight yarn, making it a fast knit ideal for gift knitting or as an act of kindness to yourself. This is a functional yet versatile knit, perfect as an accessory to dress up an outfit or as a garment to keep one warm during cooler weather.
Yarn: approximately 393 meters/430 yards of DK weight yarn
Specific Yarn Used in Sample: 2 skeins of Barnyard Knits Yak Silk DK in “Natural" (you do not have to use this yarn in your test knit)
Needles: 4.5 mm / US 7 circular needles
Notions: tapestry needle for weaving in ends, blocking tools
Deadline: Testers will be given the pattern on or before August 10th. Projects & project requirements such as the project page need to be completed by Sept 1st Please do not apply for the test if you do not believe you can make this deadline. Of course, life happens and throws curve-balls at you and I am happy to work around those but please only apply if you believe it is reasonable that you will complete it within the deadline.
Necessary skills: Knitting, purling, optional picot bind off, yo, kf&b, knitting on a bias; Intermediate Beginner knitting skills required.
I conduct most of my communication via my private Facebook testing page. You must be able and willing to participate in this Facebook group format. I find it the most helpful for testers as another tester is usually able to answer a question if I am not available AND everyone is made aware of possible mistakes and corrections more frequently.
-Each tester MUST create a project page with photos on Ravelry within 24 hours of the pattern being published.
-Each tester MUST fill out the questions asked (to be posted in the Facebook group) by the deadline posted.
-Under no circumstance must the pattern pdf be distributed, shared, copied or posted with anyone.
-All correspondence in regards to the pattern is private and confidential. Please communicate via email to email@example.com or through my Ravelry account: nattery, or through Facebook groups specifically for testers.
-Testers are expected to maintain regular correspondence with the designer (Nat Raedwulf) check in once weekly with updates as to progress and feedback.
-Preference will be given to testers who’ve successfully completed past Wolf & Faun test knits and/or testers who are active members of Instagram, Ravelry or Facebook. Sharing your progress and linking back to Wolf & Faun FB, Insta and Ravelry are highly encouraged and appreciated.
Acceptance will be determined by the testers skill ability, by their Ravelry project portfolios and by the selection of yarn choice for the project. Please be very specific in what brands, colorways, etc you hope to use for your best chance of being accepted. I am unable to accept testers who wish to use wool in a different weight or who intend to modify/adapt the pattern at this time.
Testers agree to these terms and the requirements BEFORE requesting to be a tester. Requesting to test means you agree to and are capable of fulfilling the requirements and have the materials and skills necessary to complete the test.
Once the test is complete and pattern published, testers will be sent an updated copy of the pattern.
How to Apply as Tester:
-Read over and agree to the Requirements and Rules. By contacting me to be a tester, I am assuming you have read and agreed to this terms beforehand.
-Please send me a message on Ravelry, or my email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Test Knit” in the subject. Include why you think you’re a good fit for this test knit and your email address. Include what specific yarn you intend to use. Please ensure you send me a message and not just comments in posts.
I will respond to all accepted testers with adding you to the Facebook group and a copy of the pattern when it’s ready. Once you have been added to the Facebook Group and receive the pattern you are considered an official tester.
Thank you to everyone who shows interest in testing my patterns. While I try to respond to everyone interested, I may not always have the ability to do so but very much appreciate all of your offers.