I love looking at the projects and stashes on Ravelry. Prices online vary from $33 per skein to close to $37 per skein. A shawl or project taking two skeins will cost about $70-75 and to my thinking, that is a nice price for the hours of knitting pleasure you will get. Then, of course you get to wear it!
I do a cost analysis for my yarn based on knitting time. I recently worked up a project in 1 skein of Sport with similar yardage and spent about 12 hours knitting. Double that if you use 2 skeins. That means it costs $3.125 an hour. About the same as the cost of my Saturday double espresso. That does not take into account the future wearing.
Seeing photos of a yarn worked up is always a good way to take its measure. Here are some Luster projects I selected from the 158 listed on Ravelry. I added the number of skeins used — so you can do the cost math. There are 203 stash entries on Ravelry, and of the six listed for sale or trade, two are just the remainder from projects knitted.
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/panfila/ever-again 1 skein plus a second yarn
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/MelKnitsInOly/zucchero 6 skeins (5 colors)
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/sixfoursgirl/kiss-me-romper 2 colors
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mysisterknits/purless 1 skein
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/rindab/hitofude-cardigan 3 skeins, size small
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/Summ/santa-rosa-plum 4 skeins
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/hellogirl100687/im-winging-it-sweater-xxxvii-discreet-faux-isle unknown, but sweater appears to be an XS.
Looks like there is plenty of user satisfaction! Take a look, then purchase a skein or two and set sail on your next beautiful knitted thing!
You’ll find more great pattern ideas for Luster on our Pinterest page!
Keep up on all things Jill Wolcott:
Pinterest: Jill Wolcott Knits