10.15.2007

don't quit your day job


this just in via an email from anthro, titled "precious purls." it links to this cool little online catalog called "stitch." i cannot believe how much anthro is responding to all the knitting love! the website says the sweater above was "handknitted over the course of 100 hours (!) using several skeins of lush mushroom yarn." it lists for $398, so i guess that means the knitter got a lush $3.98/hour!

10 comments:

tangledup said...

I love it, especially the color....we can only hope the poor soul who did the knitting enjoys it as much as we do!!

Liisu Yarns said...

Keep in mind that is the "retail price". And who knows how many "middle men" this sweater actualy went through before it got to the retail market-- so unfortunately the knitter made A LOT less than you think. :(

andrea said...

Not even, the retailer makers about 2 thirds of the retail price. Which is why those designer hand worked sweaters cost soooo much.

Marcia Cleary said...

Hi Kate,
I see that Anthro also has the Butter Hill Funnelneck Sweater from Twinkle too. $228.

Thanks for the link,
Marcia
Knittingbag.com

erin michelle said...

dude, this is why i wished i never signed up for these dumb anthro catologs in my mailbox!!! ack!! the paper is nice and heavy, excellent for cutting up and using for other stuff.

Gina said...

I seriously doubt the knitter got even that much!

Michele said...

yeah it really sucks how poorly handknitters are paid.

jenna said...

Ouch. I don't even want to think about the math on that one! Gorgeous sweater, though.

lekkercraft said...

That's SUCH a beautiful sweater. Now I'm curious about mushroom yarn! I do feel like the wording of the advertising is pretty shticky, though.

I have the paper version of the stitch catalog and just love looking at those sweaters. So much inspiration!

Debbie said...

I always start laughing when my friends tell me I should sell my knitting. They have no idea.

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