Yarnpond

Since 2018 Yarnpond has been the one-stop shop for knit and crochet designers to manage their pattern testing process. From connecting designers to eager and qualified knitters & crocheters, to posting and running their tests, to gathering pattern feedback - you can do can do it all on Yarnpond.

It's not only about finding testers ...
Finding great testers is just the first step in running successful pattern tests. You also need to keep track of progress, maintain communication, notify testers of pattern corrections you are making, and get updated when testers complete their work.
And when the test is done, you need to be able to save notes about who you worked best with, capture their feedback about the pattern, rate your testers, and leave reviews.

With Yarnpond you can do all this in one place
Why spread this process, and all its related information, between multiple systems, when you can manage it all centrally and at the same time help testers to build up their portfolios and help other designers identify the best testing talent?

Some quick stats about Yarnpond

2,515

registered testers

231

registered designers

19

open test calls for members

84%

of Yarnpond testers have a rating of four stars or better!

For knitters & crocheters

  • Browse and apply for open pattern tests for all the designers on the platform
  • Chat with the designer & other testers in a dedicated chat rooms for each test
  • Provide easy progress updates by marking off milestones
  • Rate and review designers you have tested for
  • Build your test/sample portfolio & find new opportunities
  • FREE for test knitters
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For designers and publishers

  • Publish testing calls publicly or only to your preferred testers
  • Select testers from all that apply
  • Stay in touch with the test teams on our built-in forums
  • Create your own pattern feedback forms
  • Rate and review your testers & build relationships with trusted testers
  • $5 per test, with monthly subscription options and pre-paid packs for better value!
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