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Telly ([personal profile] telly) wrote2012-01-19 11:13 am

Knitting commissions!


LABOR FEES:
$8 for wrist-length gloves in a simple pattern on the backside of the glove (example: owl gloves, short braided cable)
$10-$12 for mid-arm gloves in a simple pattern, OR wrist-length in a more complex pattern that goes the full way around the glove (example: decreasing cable gloves, wrist-length chain-link gloves)
$15 for elbow-length in a simple pattern, OR mid-arm in a complex pattern
Elbow-length in a complex pattern would take a LOT of time, if that's your heart's desire we can discuss it!
Hats are $10 for a basic beanie, $12-15 for a more difficult pattern.

NON-STASH YARNS:
You'll pay the cost of the yarn (plus shipping, if I can't find it in stock locally). Just give me a rough idea of what color(s), material, and your price point and I'll look for stuff!

LINERS:
If you're sensitive to wool itchies (like me...), or just like extra warmth, you may want a fleece or flannel liner. That WILL make the gloves less elastic, be warned! $2-4 on top of cost of gloves, depending on overall length.

SHIPPING:
$6 flat-rate anywhere in the continental US, that includes tracking and delivery confirmation! International will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

TIME:
Shorter gloves take me anywhere from 3-5 days per pair, longer gloves about a week to 10 days, depending on the pattern and how much my hands hate me. Ribbed caps take about 2-3 days, other shapes/patterns would probably be like 5 days. I'll send pictures of the project as I work on it and before I ship, so I can make changes if you want.

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***STASH YARNS***

NORO SILK GARDEN (45% Silk, 45% Kid Mohair, 10% Lambswool): $3.50/skein
Colorway 211 (turquoise, fuschia, gold, brown, greens, orange): ~1.5 skeins (110 yards per skein; I have enough for mid-arm gloves or a hat and maybe wrist-length gloves if your hands are tiny.)
NOTE: Noro is self-striping, and each skein begins and ends at a different point. That means I can't promise two identical gloves from this yarn, and they might even have different colors entirely! Thumb stubs would also be a different color from the nearby body of the glove. FYI!

CASCADE DOLCE (55% Superfine Alpaca/23% Wool/22% Silk): $3/skein for full skeins, for multi-color gloves I'll average it or something
Black and Dark Brown: 2 skeins of each color (110 yards/skein, I have enough for gloves of any length but note that complex patterns won't show as well with the dark yarn)
Camel: what you see is what you get (not enough for single-color gloves, only for striping or colorwork with another yarn)
Coral: what you see is what you get (again not enough for single-color gloves, only for striping/colorwork with another yarn)
Mushroom (light gray): 1 skein (110 yards) plus a little extra (enough for wrist-length gloves or one hat)
Coral and Mushroom
All colors

KNITPICKS 'SWISH' (100% Superwash Merino, machine washable): $2.50/skein.
Dark Navy: 1 skein (110 yards, enough for wrist length or slightly longer, depending on the hands, or one hat)
Tidepool Heather ("misty blue green color, close to a medium teal"): 2 skeins (enough for mid-arm to elbow gloves, or shorter gloves and a hat)

KNITPICKS WOOL OF THE ANDES (100% Wool): $1.50 per skein.
Chocolate (rich dark brown): 2 skeins
Fairytale (bright "regal" purple with blue tones): 1 skein


CASCADE 220 (100% wool): FREE (but I'd recommend a fleece liner for gloves)
Light Gray: 1 skein (220 yards, enough for gloves of any length or short gloves and a hat)

PEACE FLEECE WORSTED (30% Mohair/70% Wool): FREE (but I recommend a liner, mohair is itchy)
Lena's Meadow (Soft light green with lilac and moss green flecks): 2 skeins (200 yards/skein, you could totally get any length gloves + a hat out of it)

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***PATTERNS***

There's a lot of options for simple patterns: ribbing is the most elastic, stockingette is smoothest (and would work best for lots of stripes), basketweave can be modified in a lot of different ways to make blocks of knit and purl stitches. Seed stitch can make an interesting filler in basic patterns. You can even combine groups of knit and purl stitches to create shapes.
Also included here are Owl Mitts, for being surprisingly easy, and single-cable mitts if made with only the one cable down the back of the arm.

For complex patterns, I really love cables. Open cables, basketweave or twisted chain link, intricate interwoven patterns... The possibilities are endless.

All gloves can be made to any length. At this point I only have experience with fingerless gloves; I'm willing to try mittens or full/part-finger gloves, but as that's something I've never done before I don't know how long it would take or what extra yarn it uses. I can do thumbs as a gusseted stub or just an opening.

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***HOW TO ORDER***
MEASUREMENTS:
- desired length of glove from base of thumb to end point on arm
- arm circumference at end point
- desired height above thumb webbing (end point on hand)
- hand circumference around knuckles
- circumference around base of thumb
- (for stub-thumbs) desired length of thumb

DETAILS:
- fleece liner, flannel liner, or no liner?
- thumb: stub or hole?

YARN:
- stash yarn or new yarn?
--- if new yarn: desired texture, material, colors: solids/self-striping/varigated?

DESIGN:
- this is where you tell me what you want your glove to look like! Was there a pattern or stitch you liked? Whether you have a particular look you want ("like such-and-such picture but with more ribbing!") or just a rough idea ("idk i like the color blue and pretty things"), I'll discuss it with you and link examples!

Okay go.

[personal profile] corinthian 2012-01-19 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
OH YES *^* i need to figure out exactly what I want and do measurements but aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh yesssssss
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[personal profile] benthic 2012-01-19 07:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I WOULD ALSO LIKE SOMETHING I THINK YES LET ME TAKE A LOOK \o/
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[personal profile] nekokoban 2012-01-19 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
PLACEHOLDERING COS I WANT TO ORDER TOO!! But I need measurements and etc XD
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[personal profile] benthic 2012-01-20 08:14 pm (UTC)(link)
OKAY HERE IS A COMMENT WHERE I DECIDE THINGS! measurements I don't have yet but I can get that later today \o/ Right now I am looking at . . . elbow length in the basketweave pattern of the Cascade Dolce yarn? I was thinking maybe the dark brown with camel and coral stripes. Or combine the basketweave with some other simple pattern for stripes? I really like the look of that one and want it to show up! But I am up for whatever's easy \o/ I LIKE THE SINGLE CABLE TOO but idk how that would work with multiple colors, and you don't have enough of those yarns for single-color gloves, so :|a

AM I MAKING ANY SENSE I fail at knowing how knitting works XD
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[personal profile] benthic 2012-01-20 08:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Or would there be any way to do like . . . checks/blocks of color with the basketweave pattern? So it would have dark brown, camel, and coral squares?
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[personal profile] halfcocked 2012-01-20 09:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay! Oh I have a question--can Terra and I combine shipping, since we live at the same address?

I think I like the idea of the blocks with the stripes that you mentioned, if it would work out!
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[personal profile] halfcocked 2012-01-20 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
OKAY o> I am vaguely considering a second pair too, sob. I WILL GET MY MEASUREMENTS AND THINK ON IT! I get paid a week from today, so it'd be best if I could send the money over then-ish; if you don't want to get too far into knitting these up before I'm ready to pay, then you can prioritize someone else's commission! And I'll let you know if there's another pair I want (I am also eyeing your Knitpicks wool).
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[personal profile] halfcocked 2012-01-20 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
OH ONE MORE THING--I don't know how you do the ends of the armwarmers. Would it be possible to get like, a ribbed section of the coral yarn for the last inch or so over the fingers, and the last half inch by my elbow? Or would that complicate things even more? XD I like the look of an "ending" and "beginning."
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[personal profile] halfcocked 2012-01-20 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
OKAY how much would it be for elbow-length ribbed gloves of the Knitpicks Chocolate, with Fairy Tale hand and elbow stripes on each--so in other words each glove would have three stripes, with the middle stripe being the Chocolate and being most of the length of the glove (since you don't have enough of the Fairy Tale for long gloves), and the other two stripes being the purpley?
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[personal profile] halfcocked 2012-01-21 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
For the Knitpicks one I'd want ribbing for the overall pattern! And yeah blocks at the start and end. I would want them to be . . . hmm, maybe an inch at the elbow and some more at the hand part, like from the base of my fingers to my wrists. If you had enough yarn I'd actually want the colors reversed, but I think you probably won't have enough Fairy Tale for that. :|a
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[personal profile] halfcocked 2012-01-21 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
That's cool with me! I think--if this would work out, you could do the Chocolate edge for the elbow side, then do as much as you have of the Fairy Tale, then finish them up in Chocolate until they're the length they need to be? I don't mind if that's far down into the wrist or up the arm a bit.

I will get measurements for you tonight or tomorrow! \o/ YAY. I am excited, thank you so much!

[personal profile] corinthian 2012-01-22 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I'M.. finding something to measure with ... in my house somewhere XD

(it's an adventure)
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[personal profile] halfcocked 2012-01-28 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I DIDN'T FORGETTT I will get you the measurements TODAY! I need to find a string to measure with XD

Also, two other things--first of all, now I've been paid, so I can pay you! Do you know what my total is? Should I recap exactly what I want?

Second, I think actually I decided I'd prefer for the main length of the ribbed arm warmers to be the brown, with Fairy Tale at the ends after all. :|a THEY WILL MATCH MY SUMMER CLOTHES BETTER.

I will poke Terra too when I do my measurements (since she will probably have to help me . . . ). If you're doing three pairs I have no idea if you'll be able to fit them all into a flat rate box . . .
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[personal profile] halfcocked 2012-01-29 08:46 am (UTC)(link)
Hmm hmm LET ME CONSIDER THIS--I might end up changing the pattern on you because stretchy is good and I did want them elbow-length! So I'm okay with altering the pattern I asked for, I'll consider what I want to do and get back to you tomorrow! I do still want those three colors, though, in some format!
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[personal profile] halfcocked 2012-02-04 09:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh sob TERRA JUST WENT ON VACATION FOR A WEEK; I will poke her tonight when she logs on again! I don't think there's any reason she can't do her measurements etc. in Texas though so I will poke her. XD

Anyway yes this sounds like a plan! Sorry I've had a busy week and got distracted from working out the Dolce gloves specs. I'll find our tape measure and get you my measurements and then consider the other gloves while you work on the Choco ones!

Thanks for the nudge!