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geekgolightly
08-09-2006, 09:56 PM
:pout: 3.29 a ball. its still not expensive, but i was so looking forward to the less than 3 dollar price of swish and now they pull the rug out from under me

im knitting with it now and its soft indeed. im really surprised. BUMMER

Angelia
08-09-2006, 11:21 PM
Well that stinks! I wonder why. It's a new yarn, too... :??

Amber
08-09-2006, 11:24 PM
:waah: That totally stinks! I'm using some now to make a sweater for my ds -- it's great stuff.

They suck you in, and then raise the price. :-x

AidanM
08-09-2006, 11:29 PM
Maybe the demand isn't high enough to allow them to keep the price down.
Maybe they've experienced a price hike in their materials i.e. the stuff that makes the wool machine washable.
Maybe they need to cover the unforseen processing costs for their first worsted weight superwashable factory-dyed yarn.

I'm sure there are lots of reasons - Raising the profit margin is not likely to be one of them when KnitPicks ENTIRE PREMISE is bringing quality products to market at the lowest possible price to allow knitters access to a variety of fibers that were previously out of their price range - Yes there are people who can't afford wool, especially nice wools. I'm one of them.

Amber
08-09-2006, 11:30 PM
Did they raise some of their other prices too? Was Spinnaker always $9.99?

pug
08-09-2006, 11:30 PM
Hope the yarn companies aren't following the gasoline companies. Gas here has been up to $3.29 a gallon.

Just think how many balls of yarn we could buy for a tank full!

SandraEllen
08-09-2006, 11:30 PM
hmmm... i just looked at my order that i placed for Swish on the 18th of July and it was $3.29 then too.

Was it something below that between then and now??? :??

Amber
08-09-2006, 11:37 PM
:roflhard: Okay, I just looked at my last order, and I paid $3.29 too! So, I guess I've got nothing to gripe about!

Julie
08-09-2006, 11:41 PM
Spinnaker was $9.99 from the get-go...then it went on sale for a while...apparently now it's back up to $9.99 again?

Angelia
08-10-2006, 08:15 AM
:roflhard: Okay, I just looked at my last order, and I paid $3.29 too! So, I guess I've got nothing to gripe about!

:roflhard: :roflhard:

kemp
08-10-2006, 08:33 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of their prices went up. According to a couple of distributors, the price of wool and alpaca in Peru is up 12-25%...pretty substantial.

geekgolightly
08-10-2006, 08:38 AM
i thought i paid 2 something? i was so excited bc it was cheaper than encore pr yardage. maybe i was imagining it all?

JLC
08-10-2006, 08:38 AM
I was all set to order some Main Line this morning, then I realized the price went back up to $3.29 from $1.97, or something close to that. That's what I get for waiting, I guess.

rebecca
08-10-2006, 11:47 AM
The Main Line was on sale for a short period of time...glad I didn't wait!
Swish has always been $3.29.

skNYC
08-10-2006, 11:53 AM
The Main Line was on sale for a short period of time...glad I didn't wait!
Swish has always been $3.29.

I think so too.

CateKnits
08-10-2006, 12:46 PM
Yes, it's always been $3.29. I ordered some the first week it was out.

KristiMetz
08-10-2006, 02:14 PM
Still a great price for some nice soft superwash!!

I can't wait to see some reviews of this stuff... how it wears, etc. It sounds so cool!

Oh, and now they need to do a BULKY Swish!