Salary Information for a Hand Knitter

Written by jennifer marlowe
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Everyone dreams of turning a hobby into a profit. The popularity of hand knitting, for instance, has inspired some knitters to quit their day jobs.

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Average Salary

According to the job search website, the average salary of a hand knitter is around $19,000 annually.

Salary Information for a Hand Knitter
Knitting is a hobby some turn into profit. ("w's carunculated earflap hat - side view" is Copyrighted by Flickr user: Hopkinsii (Michael) under the Creative Commons Attribution license.)

Knitting From Home

Some clothing companies hire hand knitters to create clothing from the comfort of their homes. Knitters are supplied with patterns to follow and paid a few dollars per completed item.

Knitting for Boutiques

Small boutiques and exclusive shops will pay for one-of-a-kind, handmade items. Shops either pay for the items upfront or sell them on consignment.


Some experienced knitters spend their days creating original patterns for socks, sweaters and scarves. These patterns are translated into books and kits for knitting and craft stores.


Hand knitting for money isn't limited to the clothing industry. Chances are there are people living on your block wanting to learn a new hobby. You set your own fees for classes.


If knitting for money doesn't seem your cup of tea, consider knitting for charity. Countless organizations ask for hand-knit items.

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