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How to price hand knit items
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I just completed a hand knit vest and am ready to list it on Etsy. Just wondering if those of you who knit clothing items have a formula for pricing items.
If we were to really count the hours that we put into hand knit items, no one would be able to afford the items I am sure.
Just wondering if those of you who are experienced at pricing items could give me some idea on how to not cheat my self but yet offer a reasonably priced item. thanks!
Posted at 3:29pm May 16, 2012 EDT
There is some online labs and I found this thread
Posted at 10:23am May 30, 2012 EDT
Those who hand knit have to complete with all the inexpensive machine knit items available in the Big Box stores. Considering the knitter's time and the price of the yarn and materials it would cost quite a bit more than for something that was machine knitted. Thus, it's hard to price without over pricing.
Posted at 9:08pm Aug 27, 2012 EDT