Having a dilemma as I finish up a sweater for a client. The pattern was easy, the knitting was fun, there was no deadline. Those were the good points.
The client couldn’t remember where she was in the project, nor what size the sweater was………….and there might not be enough yarn. The not so good points.
Now, I’m down to blocking the pieces, then I think I’ll weave in the hundred or so ends, then sew up the seams.
Which leaves me with the question………………. How much to charge? For me, this is the really awful part.
By the hour, a thousand dollars would be a bargain….when you consider how much time I put in trying to figure out where in the world to start, and how to make the project fit the available yarn. The actual knitting didn’t take as much time as the ‘pondering’ of the project.
By the inch has been suggested, which sounds like a terrific idea, but still…………I don’t know what figure to put on an Inch!
A couple of suggestions were to pose the question to the sweaters’ owner “how much is it worth to you?”
So, I’m left with just the knitting and no real plan as to how to bill the client.
Any & all suggestions will be appreciated!