would u wear a knitted pullower someone made for u?

@lorelai (1558)
Italy
November 28, 2007 4:57am CST
I started knitting 2 months ago. I don't have much time to dedicate to this hobby but I really like it. Anyway my question for you is would you wear a knitted pullower made for you? How much would you be pay for one considering the fact it's hand made? Do u think hand made things should be more or less expensive then those that are not?
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@tiffiny (872)
• United States
10 Dec 07
My mom makes me sweaters all the time. We usually get one for our birthday or christmas. She made me this huge yellow one (everyone called me big bird when I wore it) but I love it. It feels like some one is giving you a big hug. But I think that the best gifts are the one that people have taken their time to make for you even if you don't really like it.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
10 Dec 07
yes i would wear something that someone has made for me.i think home made items should be more expensive because of the love and time a person puts into it.
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@peavey (16878)
• United States
10 Dec 07
I have knitted for pay in the past, and my guideline was always 2 to 3 times the cost of the materials, adjusting according to type of garment or article. To answer your first question, yes, I would wear a knitted pullover if it was made for me. How often would depend on how well it fit and if the color was something I like, but I'd wear it anyway, knowing how much work goes into one.
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@nancygibson (3737)
• France
29 Nov 07
Pricing is always difficuly, if you actually add up how many hours it takes you to knit a pullover, then multiply it by a normal average wage (in the UK we have the national minimum wage which I try to use when calculating what things cost me to make) then add the price of the yarn, you will probably find its a terrifying amount of money. What most knitters have to do is come to a compromise between what an item should cost and what the market will actually bear. Its always difficult because you will get people who say 'I can get one of those for £5 in a supermarket', but they don't accept that the version tey can get that cheap was machine made, from low quality yarn, probably in a sweat shop in a couontry where the workers don't get a living wage. Hand made quality does cost, and sadly most people arent prepared to pay for that. A few do though, so its always lovely when an item goes to a home where it is really appreaciated.
• United States
13 Oct 11
well depending on how the pull over looked would depend on wrether i would wear it or not if i liked the design that was on the pull over then yes i would wear it as long as it fit right and i liked the way it looked on my body i like to knit also but like you i do not have alot of time to dedicate to this amazing hobby i would have to see a picture of the pull over to decide what the price should be the only type of clothing garments that i wear are the cheap on sale items so i would not pay over about five dollars for one i think people should just get rid of all the machines that are making all the clothes in the warehouses and hire people to hand make the matierials and prices should stay the same hand made things are usually better quality than machine made things and everything should be made in america