Thursday, January 04, 2007

More On That Latifa Scarf...

Ok so I did some research into the yarn I need to buy in order to make the Latifa Scarf that is shown in the post below this one.

Yeah. I love the scarf, but the cost? Well, it 'aint pretty, folks.

The Garnstudio Silke-Tweed yarn is $12.95 a skein at most places I've checked. I need 4.
The Koigu yarn is about $12 a skein at most places I've checked. I need 2.
Not one place that I've checked has both yarns in their Webstore. In fact, it's been difficult to find one store that has all four of the colors of the Garnstudio yarn that I need! RAGE.
So, I will incur extra shipping charges having to order the yarn from multiple locations, maybe as many as 3 places. (I might be able to find one free-shipping offer, maybe)

So let's do a little math now, shall we?

$12.95 x 4 = $51.80
$12.00 x 2 = $24.00
shipping from 2 or possibly 3 places? = $10.00

total = $85.80


Therefore, if I want to make this scarf, I am going to have to find another series of yarns to make it with.

Now, on January 9 & 10, is having a 30%-off sale on everything in the Webstore. EVERYTHING! So I might look into the options there. (I've already checked to see if they had the yarn for this project and they do not.)


Katie J said...

Um, yeah. I have some Koigu in my stash and I'm sure I have something to substitute for the other yarn. Sorry for your troubles, but thank you for the inspiration!

Gina said...

I just found comparable yarn at KnitPicks (even for the Koigu) and the total comes to $23.91! Ahhh, that's more like it!

Beth said...

I can't wait to see the scarf and the yarns you've chosen for it. I'm not the frou-frou type, but I like that. Also, thanks for the top regarding the sale over at Ram's Wool.