Are you worried about how much your knitting habit costs? More to the point, are your spouses/parents/children/friends worried? Do you find yourself trying to explain away the boxes of expensive hand-dyed artisan yarn, beautifully-tooled exotic wood knitting needles, shelves full of pattern books, trips to wool festivals, etc? Then this post is for you!
Yesterday I received a promotional email for Selfridge’s (a department store) advertising “seriously smiley knitwear”. “Hmm,” I thought, “Let’s check out this season’s designer knitwear!” It made me happy! I was especially happy to see the prices! (Prices were quoted in pounds sterling; I have given US$ equivalents at today’s exchange rates. The photos are from Selfridge’s webpages.
1. Rag & Bone (£495; $650)
2. Altuzarra (£950; $1,247)
3. Balenciaga (£815; $1,069)
4. A F Vandevorst (£800; $1,050)
5. Alexander McQueen (£840; $1,102)
6. Calvin Klein (£900; $1,180)
7. Thom Browne (£1,160; £1522 – this one is sold out!)
My oh my! We have two things to cheer about fellow knitters!
1 – RED!!!!! Just because.
2 – The magic all-purpose reason why your knitting habit is cost-effective! (“But you know, honey, that by knitting this 100% cashmere chunky turtleneck, I am saving around £500 on yarn costs alone! We should definitely be drinking some champagne while I knit to celebrate my thriftiness, darling! Even better, we should be drinking it in Fiji!”)