Open for yarn and knitting commissions!

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By StarTyrian
I'm opening up four commission slots, get 'em while they're hot! I can do custom-dyed spinning fiber, handspun yarn, and snuzzly knitwear. Just drop me a DA note!

I'm afraid it's not easy to come up with a simple price scale, given all the variables involved. But this should give you a general idea:

Are you crafty? Ever worked with handspun before? Oooh it's a whole new world. You gotta try it. I will custom dye and spin the yarn of your dreams, and darlings, I am GOOD at this. Anything from cobweb lace to super-bulky, from simple sock yarn to one-of-a-kind art yarn plied with beads and ribbons. I usually hand-dye the fiber before spinning for cool effects -- heathered, marbled, self-striping, gradient, marled, barber-pole -- but I can also dye a spun skein for that almost-solid kettle-dye effect, or hand-paint it for a variegated look.

Here's a rough estimate of the cost per 50g skein (in general, you need one of those for a hat, two for a pair of socks, six to ten for a sweater):

100% wool, wool/mohair blend, superwash wool, superwash wool/nylon blend: $10

100% merino, merino/wool blend, superwash merino, superwash merino/nylon blend: $12

wool/silk, merino/silk, more than two fibers in a blend: $14

art yarn (beads, metallic thread, ribbon, felt bobbles, etc.): $26

Notes: The wool/mohair blend is in the $10 category right now because I got an incredible deal from a supplier; it may get more expensive later. No 'blend' fiber can be done as a gradient color; the technique just doesn't work with the carder I use to blend the fibers.


The price of knitted items is in addition to the base cost of the yarn; I can make things from my handspun, or I can buy yarn to match your specs. If you want commercial yarn, your color choices might be somewhat limited, and it might end up being more expensive than the handspun. In general, cotton is cheap, wool is middling, silk is pricey.

Hat: 1 skein + $10
Scarf: 2 skeins + $20
Extra long scarf: 3 skeins + $30
Cowl: 2 skeins + $20
Arm warmers: 1 skein + $10
Mittens: 1 skein + $10
Gloves: 1 skein + $20
Socks: 2 skeins + $20

Notes: I have to charge for each skein I need to buy or make, so a multicolored pattern might be more expensive. Fair Isle, intarsia, cables, and complex pattern stitches are more work, so I'd have to charge more. With handspun or especially nice commercial yarns, I suggest we keep it simple so the yarn can strut its stuff.


Because handcrafting takes time, I'm only opening four commission slots at a go. Note me if you want one! (Or just if you have questions; I'll only put you in a slot once you're sure you want to commission something, so don't fear overcommitting. ^_^)

1. Poncho for meaikoh
2. Hat and armwarmers for LaughingAstarael done!
3. yarmulke for The-Ice-Syrin done!
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Rawrsz's avatar
if i showed you a scarf, do you think you could make armwarmers that match? xP
StarTyrian's avatar
I'm sure willing to give it a go! I couldn't match it exactly unless you know what brand of yarn it's made from, but I can certainly do something that will go with it. Send me a note with a photo of the scarf, and let's talk! ^_^
Ecc3ntricCYNIC's avatar
Hihi! I got my drawing glove!!

I love it so much. It fits perfectly too. I definitely look forward to future purchasing.

If anyone is interested, here's a picture of it: [link]
StarTyrian's avatar
Cool, I'm glad it's working out for you. Thanks so much for letting me know! ^_^
SexxiVexxi's avatar
if you can make a yarmulke for me i'll gladly pay you!
StarTyrian's avatar
Sure, I could totally do that. It'd count as a hat for pricing purposes. I did a quick search for patterns, and found two types; the simple shallow dome type, and one that's more of a pillbox shape. Which would you prefer, how big, and what are you thinking in terms of fiber and color?

You can note me if you'd rather continue the discussion in notes, I don't mind either way. :)
SexxiVexxi's avatar
okay thank you =)
CamuiAhren's avatar
hey jesse!

ummm, i was wondering about something, you might actually have heard this question before, but i really want to know...

I've been a fan of "the god eaters" ever since i first read it and i was wondering if there are any plans AT ALL of ever writing a sequel? I'm not talking about right now or something, but is there a possibility of it to happen?

just wondering :aww:
StarTyrian's avatar
Yep, I've been playing with ideas off and on for a while.
CamuiAhren's avatar
wha! ok thanks a lot! i'm going to keep an eye out then =D

btw, bought the book, and i really love having it for real now =D good luck with everything =D
Tinocka's avatar
I admire your skills!
I wish I could afford something, but being completely broke (and living in the centre of Europe = shipping money), I can just dream :(
Once, when I am rich and famous, I´ll buy something. Your knitting is wonderful!
StarTyrian's avatar
I reckon I'll keep doing this for quite a long time, since I really enjoy it. So no worries, there'll still be knittings for you when you're rich and famous. Or when someone wants to get you something awesome for your birthday. :D
meaikoh's avatar
Er...actually I'll just send you a note, shall I?
StarTyrian's avatar
Yeppers! And incidentally, that would be so awesome to make. ^_^
meaikoh's avatar
What about some kind of poncho/serape of the Eastwood persuasion?
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