Knitting For Profit: Knitting up stock before selling

Knitting For Profit

Oct 15

‘Should I knit up stock before I start selling?’

I’ve been asked this question a few times and it doesn’t surprise me one bit.

To begin with I was asking myself this question too. As a knitter I was also testing patterns as I designed a few for myself and using up stash yarn as I begun too. This was one thing that I didn’t realise. In my first year I was basically testing the market, and selling some samples to see what stuck.

I’d not sat down and made a niching plan, or a decision on which yarns to use long-term.
It was only when I began knitting up stock in the second year that I made some decisions, cut some designs, expanded a couple of collections and felt like more of a brand.

Samples are a great way to start, they’ll help you decide on pricing and also get you ready for the next step….

Decision time!

There are so many factors to consider when deciding on your initial strategies for knitting items to sell. And you also should recognise that those might change over time.
In this video I”m going to help you decide whether knitting up stock first is the best option for you now.

Let’s look at those options now. I’ll focus on knitting up stock today. Be sure to join me next week when I’ll unpick the benefits of only knitting once you have orders (and payment) from your customers.

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