So, out of interest, I thought I would price it up - and what a shock I got.
Here are the stats:
1020g of Hayfield Bonus DK costing £2.00 per 100g, this would make 11 balls worth £22.00 if done in a single colour. But I actually bought 12 balls in total on a 3 for 2 offer, so paid £18
There are 35 colour segments, each segment has 4 rows of colour, that makes a total of 140 rows.
Each row took 20 minutes to complete making a total of 2800 minutes, which is roughly about 47 hours.
The edging took 80 minutes per round and there are three rounds, totalling 240 minutes, or 6 hours. Added to the main total this makes a new total of 53 hours.
Then there was the sewing in off all those ends. That took 3 hours in total. (and a blister) Added to the main total, this makes a new total of 56 hours.
If I was to use the UK's minimum wage of £6.31 this would mean that this blanket was worth £353.36
Add that to the material cost and the total finished blanket would cost .......