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Selling Ruffle Yarn Scarfs
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Oct 22, 2012 19:43:12   #
Twistedknit
 
I am curious about figuring out how to come up with a reasonable price for selling a ruffle yarn scarf.

The scarfs I make are from different retailers and the yarns vary in price from $8.00 - $12.00. My labor is about 3 hours.

I'm Canadian.

Appreciate the experience of my fellow knitters.

Thanks very much

Twistedknit
 
Oct 22, 2012 19:51:58   #
Yarn Happy
 
check out what they sell for here
http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?includes%5B0%5D=tags&q=ruffle+scarf
Oct 22, 2012 19:57:54   #
tryalot
 
You need to cover costs, but unfortunately, fashion and preference tends to dictate what people will pay.
I wouldn't know if these scarves are still fashionable or not.
Trouble with looking them up is, there they are, with the asking price, but how do we know if people are actually buying them ?
Oct 22, 2012 20:07:29   #
Dreamweaver
 
Rule of thumb is 4 times materials but I think that on the $12. yarn, that would be excessive. As with anything, it depends on the venue in which you are selling. A high end boutique will command a high price while a craft show will not..... I feel that $25. to $30. would be the maximum i would feel comfortable charging and maybe I would reduce to $20. if they did not seem to move......
Oct 22, 2012 20:32:39   #
Joy Marshall
 
In this corner of Canada the going rate is $20. They sell well at that.
Oct 23, 2012 05:47:05   #
Starama11
 
I have seen my scarves at $25 & $35,so people are thrilled that mine are $20-$25.Therefore they buy more.I wouldn't want to price myself out of business.
 
Oct 23, 2012 06:58:57   #
crazy-dutch-lady
 
I sell my $7 skein ones for $ 25,,,no problem. I buy the yarn with coupons,,,than donate the money to my relay for life team (breast cancer).
Oct 23, 2012 08:43:33   #
cpierson
 
I was at a craft show in Ontario on the weekend. They were priced at $18 to $25 dollars.
Oct 23, 2012 10:59:18   #
price90210
 
I sold mine for $15 and they went quickly. Most of mine are from Sashay and people love them.
Oct 23, 2012 14:34:58   #
Judithlynn
 
I sell mine for $19.99. I have them in 3 stores: 2 in Ponca City and1 in Blackwell( about 15 miles from home). They sell well. I thought summer would be slow for them since it was so hot; but they sold pretty good then, too. I found a pattern on Michael's site for a collar pattern that I'm trying for something different. I get the yarn from several sources.
Oct 23, 2012 15:45:55   #
Jeannie6
 
Wow! I can see that prices really vary -- even on that website mentioned here. I have been selling them for $10.00 -- long story on how that came about, which I'll report later. I usually pay between $4.99 and $6.99 per ball, and I get two scarves out of that. I don't make them very wide. Herrschner's has some on sale quite cheap and I'm going to order some. Of course there is P&H to pay, but even then I can see where I will make a profit. I am donating part of the proceeds to a charity.
 
Oct 23, 2012 15:46:40   #
Jeannie6
 
I meant to say "S&H" -- "Shipping and Handling".
Oct 23, 2012 15:47:36   #
Jeannie6
 
I think I am under-pricing them!!
Oct 23, 2012 15:48:18   #
Jeannie6
 
One more P.S. and then I'll leave you all alone! I meant that Mary Maxim has some of the ruffle yarn on sale.
Oct 23, 2012 15:52:47   #
Judithlynn
 
Jeannie6 wrote:
Wow! I can see that prices really vary -- even on that website mentioned here. I have been selling them for $10.00 -- long story on how that came about, which I'll report later. I usually pay between $4.99 and $6.99 per ball, and I get two scarves out of that. I don't make them very wide. Herrschner's has some on sale quite cheap and I'm going to order some. Of course there is P&H to pay, but even then I can see where I will make a profit. I am donating part of the proceeds to a charity.
Wow! I can see that prices really vary -- even on... (show quote)


I get 1 scarf out of each skein. My skinny ones are for tall people(6 stitches per row). I cast on 8 stitches for the other ones.
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