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Ruffle scarfs
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Apr 18, 2012 13:48:02   #
Several people want me to knit them a ruffle scarf. What should I charge?
Apr 19, 2012 07:34:10   #
I charge $20.00 for one.
Apr 19, 2012 08:46:16   #
I saw them for sale in a local handcrafted boutique for $30 recently.
Apr 19, 2012 08:53:31   #
Catarry (a regular here)
Figure the cost of the yarn, then consider how long you're gonna work on it, think of a fair figure for your time and then you can negotiate a price that's fair to both of you.
Those ruffled pieces do knit up pretty fast.
(I dampen a cloth, use it to moisten my hands and that seems to keep the net stretched out a bit, making it easier to work with.)
Apr 19, 2012 10:34:30   #
doris m russo
They are really beautiful; I am working on one right now.
$20 is too little, because it takes a long time to make, if you want it to be perfect.
I would charge at least $30
Apr 19, 2012 10:58:09   #
Depending on what area you live in.........I charge $20 for mine in the Maryland town I work in but my sister sells her
for $30 in Georgia.

M.WhiteR.N. wrote:
Several people want me to knit them a ruffle scarf. What should I charge?
Apr 19, 2012 16:34:02   #
I sell mine for $15.
Apr 19, 2012 17:24:47   #
Once people see them, they want them. i took mine to the curves i go to and I have two to make. also one for someone at our Sr center. Think i will wear one and just "sell" it off my neck ;o)
Apr 19, 2012 21:16:03   #
I was advised to use this formula for selling my items. If you are an excellent knitter charge 2 1/2 times the cost of the yarn. If you are an average knitter charge 2 time the amount of the yarn. This seems to work out most of the time. I start with this formula then add or take away as I feel the market will handle.
Apr 19, 2012 21:27:13   #
I sold most of mine for 20$ at Christmas time. Most of the time I was paying 7.99 Cdn. for a skein of Pirouette yarn. The only time I charged more was when the yarn was 15.99 for an imported ball (can't remember the name of it now). It was one that I had made for myself and I sold it off my neck the first time I wore it. I have since seen the same scarves selling between 15-40 Cdn.
I didn't want to overcharge; they were quick to make up and gave me something to do while watching television.
Anyway that's my 2 cents worth.
Apr 19, 2012 22:02:47   #
The traditional formula for handmade- not specifically knitted items- goes as follows- 2 times the cost of materials plus an hourly charge for the time it took to make it ( how much do you think you're worth?) . It's very hard to charged even minimum wage for a knitted item and have it sell. Sad.....
Apr 20, 2012 06:52:03   #
papernclay wrote:
It's very hard to charged even minimum wage for a knitted item and have it sell. Sad.....

It is sad and very true - we (and I include myself) have gotten use to "cheap" goods. I tend to undervalue my own time. Guess it's why I don't do wedding photography any more. I have a bad tendency to "give" things away. I do appreciate any handmade gift because I know what goes into them. I have a neice who has since she was little given me something she has made for Christmas and birthday - I treasure those items.
Back to the original discussion - good luck, I am sure you'll figure out a price that you are comfortable charging.
Apr 20, 2012 07:15:15   #
I think $30 is a fair price. Covers the price of the yarn and gives you a profit even with your time.
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