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Feb 23, 2012 10:06:31   #
VBeechinor
 
I was thinking of getting a table at a craft fair and making ruffled scarves out of the novelty yarns such as Red Heart Sashay, etc.
I was wondering if these were still popular and in high demand since it is so hard to get the yarn, if this would be a good item to sell, and for how much? Thank you!


 
Feb 23, 2012 14:28:41   #
HandyFamily
 
I like your scarfs.
The yarn is easy to find...
I really can't say what the market for them is.
Feb 23, 2012 21:25:56   #
Redwilley
 
If you intend to sell the scarves I think that is great, they look wonderful. BUT I would also add other products, like matching hats, gloves, etc. just for a little variety and to fill up whatever size table/booth you're going to rent. Also, what might be popular in New York, probably isn't as popular in Sacramento (different climates, etc) so you really need to cater to your clientele.

I always like to go to my local mall and check out what the school-age kids are wearing to see what the latest trends are.

As far as the cost, someone on this forum once said that it was calculated at 3x the cost of the yarn plus your time and effort (the value of the latter part to be determined by you based on your experience knitting and difficulty of the pattern).

I think it would be fun and I hope to do the same sometime in the future.

Best of luck to you and let us know how it went.
Feb 23, 2012 22:25:48   #
Preacher's Wife
 
Is the yarn Sashay? Your scarves are beautiful! I have had trouble finding the yarn also.
Feb 24, 2012 00:10:34   #
VBeechinor
 
HandyFamily wrote:
I like your scarfs.
The yarn is easy to find...
I really can't say what the market for them is.


Thanks, glad you like my work. I live in Long Island, NY and I cannot fing Red Heart Sashay in either Michael's, Joann's or AC Moore. I was lucky to find some Bernat's Twist and Twirl, Premier's Starbella, and Patons' Pirouette (the 3 scarves that I made), but they did not have a lot and not much of a color choice.
Feb 24, 2012 00:17:06   #
Urith
 
Preacher's Wife wrote:
Is the yarn Sashay? Your scarves are beautiful! I have had trouble finding the yarn also.


Me to, the yarn store I regularly shop at, was sold out of all the nicer color's, she's is expecting more in the future, but I have a hard time finding it, at any other place, so I'll wait patiently, I have 3 on order, I'm charging $25. per scarf, unless they hike up the price of the yarn, they might, as it's much in demand.
 
Feb 24, 2012 03:46:00   #
christine 47
 
Look on Yarn Paradise site. They have some good offers. I bought yarn from them recently, the Ice Yarn pompom, and even with my postage to the UK the price was good. I was looking at scarf yarns this morning and they have a good selection including ribbon yarns/eyelash combination. Lovely scarves by the way.
Feb 24, 2012 05:31:09   #
DJTK
 
In Australia there is a yarn called ' Alicia ' it is a ruffle yarn - knitting 5 stitches every row and was ans still is very popular over here . Supplied by Lincraft . Their website is Lincraft.com.au good luck with your find
Feb 24, 2012 05:58:12   #
Mem51
 
they are still very popular, I sold a bunch around work. Depends how much you spent on the yarn. I got mine for about $6 a skein, sold them to friends for $10, but in a craft fair you might be able to get $12-15
Feb 24, 2012 06:28:58   #
tyratim
 
These scarves are still in demand. I crochet mine and make them thinner. I get 4 scarves from 1 skein and sell them at craft shows for $8 - $10 and women don't even think twice. I have seen the fuller (full skein) scarves selling for $25 - $30 at craft shows. Not sure if people would have to think twice about spending that much? I have no problem at all getting a great selection and types of scarf yarns and colors from

http://www.beadadyxyarn.com

This is the only place I shop anymore. For $6.00 per skein and the variety, I have found "my place". And I receive my order usually in 3 days. I was getting so tired and frustrated going from store to store only to find either a very limited selection or nothing at all. And the biggest reason I shop with beadadyx is because all of their proceeds goes to missions - for women in Guatemala and Jamaica. A real passion of mine.
Feb 24, 2012 07:14:39   #
Linday
 
I have never seen so many colours of scarf yarn in one place. Is the ice yarn a good product. I haven't seen it and would like to know before I order and find that it is not a quality product. The have so many other yarns on the website and I just know my almost 5 year old GD would love something with sequins and glitter. Thanks for the site and thanks for the opinions.
 
Feb 24, 2012 07:22:58   #
BellaNB
 
I made a great many of these and sold them all last fall. I sold them for $20. The yarn is really hard to find where I live as well.
My LYS sold them for $30. but i think that is the reason I sold so many for $20. In my opinion the market is flooded with them now and the demand for them has fallen.

Linda
Feb 24, 2012 07:38:17   #
Limey287
 
The scarves are still very popular in NC. I am also going to get a table at a craft show along with a friend and we are going to have the ruffled scarves along with other items. I plan on selling my ruffled scarves for 20.00. Good luck to you.
Feb 24, 2012 07:39:57   #
robinw
 
A friend of mine here in Canada is making the scarves out of Sashay and ran into terrible skeins with flaws, knots and were unusable. When she returned them, she was told that there is only one factory with the machine that produces the yarn and it has been broken down for quite a while. So that is why the Sashay has been hard to get.
Feb 24, 2012 07:43:22   #
tyratim
 
Linday wrote:
I have never seen so many colours of scarf yarn in one place. Is the ice yarn a good product. I haven't seen it and would like to know before I order and find that it is not a quality product. The have so many other yarns on the website and I just know my almost 5 year old GD would love something with sequins and glitter. Thanks for the site and thanks for the opinions.


Yes, I agree, so many colors and types of just scarf yarns along. I have nothing but good things to say about the yarn. One of the things nice about
http://www.beadadyxyarn.com
is that you can buy single skeins and have such a great variety or you can buy wholesale (pack of 4 of the same) from this site
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