Are you looking for ways to turn your knitting hobby into a profitable business? If so, you're in luck! There is a clear market for hand-woven items, and there are many ways to make money from knitting. Baby clothes and blankets, hats and accessories, even custom-made bridal shawls are all items that can be knitted and sold for a profit. Additionally, you can write patterns and sell them online or at craft fairs. When it comes to craft fairs, the best knitted products to sell are baby items, children's accessories, women's accessories and clothing, kitchen items, washcloths and bath items, small toys, Christmas ornaments and decorations.
These items tend to be popular with customers and can be sold at a good price. If you want to stay with the joy of selling your knitwear to make some money with your hobby, it would be wise to consider making and selling items that not many other people do. Egg and tea covers are other ideas for kitchen-related knits that customers would love to buy. You can also sell knit patterns on Ravelry, Love Crafts, Ebay, and even directly through your own website if you want to start one.
Once you've done some shows and created a customer base (I remember certain artists that I return to at certain craft fairs every year), you can start adding your nicest and most expensive items. If you continue to knit as you do for yourself, in three months of knitting you could also have finished the covers for hot water bottles, tea covers, cup covers, toy elephants and Christmas decorations. There are some (and I mean very few) programs where you can sell a labor-intensive item at a good price. So if you're looking for ways to make money from knitting, consider selling your fabric at craft fairs or online through websites like Etsy.
You can also write patterns and sell them online or at craft fairs. Enter your email address to subscribe to The Knitting Times and receive notifications of new publications by email.