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How much would a Mumsnetter charge to knit DD a cardigan please?

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ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Wed 19-Nov-14 12:36:04

DD is 6 but really more like 7-8 in size as she's tall and long of limb. I want a navy blue cable knit cardigan for her with buttons and no hood.

Is there anyone who could tell me what it would cost for them to knit this please?

ZingOfSeven Wed 19-Nov-14 12:56:39

ooh if I could knit I'd do it for just cost of material. ..

maybe you could ask Pistey and Knotty, Queens of Woolly Hugs if thet might have a bit of spare time.... or if they can put you in touch with one of lovely Woolly Hug contributors to help out.

good luck smile

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Wed 19-Nov-14 13:01:36

I will keep checking this thread Zing thank you....hopefully someone will pop along.

SecretSpy Wed 19-Nov-14 13:03:30

Can you link some pics of the kind of thing that you have in mind?

tribpot Wed 19-Nov-14 13:05:02

I have put the word out ... I don't think you will have to wait too long smile

You've given an indication of the kind of pattern you'd like but you might want to have a browse on Ravelry, I think you can look through the patterns without being a member. I did a search on cardigans, child, cabling and came up with this list.

ChippingInAutumnLover Wed 19-Nov-14 13:05:11

I'll put an MN knitty friend onto your thread, she might do it for you smile. I would, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions and I'm almost there! grin She'll be a teenager by the time I'd get it finished!

ZingOfSeven Wed 19-Nov-14 13:08:11

oh btw I didn't suggest others should do it for free, but that I'd be happy to. sorry if it read that way!

but I can't knit. I really must learn to!

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Wed 19-Nov-14 13:08:56

Thanks everyone trib it wants me to sign in....

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Wed 19-Nov-14 13:10:20

like this if you can see it

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Wed 19-Nov-14 13:11:35

ooh this!

ouryve Wed 19-Nov-14 13:12:54

Not to rain on your hopes, but at minimum wage, that'd cost around £100. Sadly, skills like knitting don't seem to be deemed worthy of even minimum wage.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Wed 19-Nov-14 13:14:16

Really? God. I'd better learn to knit.

tribpot Wed 19-Nov-14 13:14:49

Might be worth signing up, Claw, there's no spam or anything like that. Here's a couple of direct links to patterns - these should work I think:


Sea Princess


I am up to my eyes with projects at the moment, sadly, otherwise I would do it for you, for the cost of materials and a donation to Woolly Hugs.

If you could wait until after Christmas, I might be able to help.

Callmecordelia Wed 19-Nov-14 13:16:32

Zing, I'm quite pleased to see your second post.

What you're talking about is actually quite a lot of work OP. It would take me at least a month to make that, working in the evenings mostly, and I'm quite an experienced knitter.

Can you get your daughter's chest size? It will help people judge what size to knit, and how much wool to buy. Have you thought about what material you would like? That will depend on all sorts of things - how easy care you need the cardigan to be, whether your daughter has allergies or sensitive skin.

I'd really recommend you signing up to Rav, it's where a lot of the patterns are sold as downloads. There's a huge selection, and you can narrow it down so easily.

SockDrawer Wed 19-Nov-14 13:16:46

Oh that's a lovey idea Claw. I guess it would cost you the price of the pattern (unless they already had one), the wool and the time. So it would be completely variable.

CommanderShepard Wed 19-Nov-14 13:17:19

Given how long that would take to knit, plus cost of materials, plus the cost of pattern, you'd be looking at well over £100. If you were expecting me to come up with a pattern, up past £150 at the very very least.

ZingOfSeven Wed 19-Nov-14 13:22:39


I re-read and realised it could've been easily read in a way I didn't mean at all!blush
I sew a lot, especially patchwork quilts (and also x-stitch and crochet) so I know how much work goes into handmade things!

Callmecordelia Wed 19-Nov-14 13:25:42

Zing - easily done. smile

ThePhysicianUnknown Wed 19-Nov-14 13:28:32

Dies it have to be homemade? Because if budget is an issue you might have to look at shop bought. E.g

CaulkheadUpNorth Wed 19-Nov-14 13:32:58

I can do it for you. Depends on the wool you want but would probably be about £20/£35.

I've just done some gloves for another mnetter and have some free time.

CaulkheadUpNorth Wed 19-Nov-14 13:33:25

I mean £20-£35 not one or the other!

LizzieMint Wed 19-Nov-14 13:39:32

I never realised until I took up knitting quite how long it took (I know I'm pretty slow). It's a very under-appreciated craft!

I would actually highly recommend learning yourself, I taught myself about 5 years or so back, just so I could make things for my children and now I love it. I used a patons book called Start Knitting which has simple projects like scarves, easy hats, cushion covers etc in and looked up lots of videos on YouTube when I got stuck.
Give it a try!

Fairylea Wed 19-Nov-14 13:44:27

Worth looking up "handknit" on ebay and seeing what comes up. Might be something similar to what you are looking for.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Wed 19-Nov-14 13:48:20

Well thank you all for your input. Caulk I'd feel bad taking you up on your offer when others have said they couldn't do it for less than 100!

I looked on Ebay Fairy and nothing there but for babies.

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