Well, my Rav BFF was under this impression: "the pattern is complete and ready to be knitted. If any part of the pattern language is unclear, let me know so that improvements can be made for clarity's sake, so the published pattern is clear and regular knitters will have a good experience."
The pattern was so full of errors, my BFF had to re-write it just to get the cowl done and out of her hair.
When you sign up to be a test knitter, the designers have a ton of rules and deadlines for the test knitter. I think test knitters should require the designer to sign something, too. :doh:
I've never quite understood what the "draw" is for "test knitting". I understand the advantage to the designer, but what does the test knitter stand to gain? I'd be a designer's nightmare test knitter, scrutinizing every aspect of the pattern, tweaking, modifying language, etc. Nope, test knitting is not.for.me.