I adore writing reviews for products that have become my favorites. Erin, the brain behind Sustainablebabyish (sloomb) was very thoughtful to send me some of her new knits. The new Sbish knit wool products have soared to the top of my favorites list for many reasons.
But, my opinion can’t hold that much weight for you! A review holds more authority when the reviewer can prove that they’ve actually used some of the competition. As my duty to you (well that’s what I tell my husband when I need a particular wool item) I have been using a variety of different wool items for the past 3 years. I have experience with interlock (many many different brands), BFL (blue faced leicester), BBR (blackberry ridge), Llamajama, Baby Bear, recycled, Corriedale, Cestari and others I’m forgetting. I’ve used longies, shorties, soakers and capris that weren’t meant to be capris :P
Now that you know where my praise is coming from, I’ll break down my review.
Sbish knit wool is extremely soft! No scratchiness here (which can be the case with BFL and Purewool). However, it isn’t so soft, like Cashmere and Merino, that it gets hairy or pills like crazy.
Sterling has been wearing these almost non-stop for 2 weeks and despite the heavy wear on the knees there is only a small amount of pilling. Most of the pilling I see is on the front area that rubs against me when I hold him. For those of you who may be lost on the term pilling, it is where the wool fibers either ball up or begin matting together.
Compare this to BBR and Cestari that are extremely durable and rarely pill.
Sbish knit wool is double layered, therefore thick. LOVE this! Thickness is great for warmth and wetness protection. The closest in thickness that I have used is a pair of longies I had knit up with Llamajama wool. Although they are thick, they are very loose and allow for easy movement. I love how Sbish had these knit up in a roomy way. They are very similar to their interlock pattern. Even though Sterling has very skinny legs the wide leg fits great.
I also really appreciate the forgiving color of Graphite. Maybe it’s just my kid but he’s always getting something on him…usually because a big sibling leaves a marker open, food on the ground or tracks dirt in.
Sbish knit wool longies are $64, soakers are $42. If you are wincing from the price I implore you to look for ways to scrape the pennies together! These could easily be the only longies I use. Of course it’d be hard for me to sell the other guys but if I *had* to I would :D
Oh and the fit, well I couldn’t have designed it better myself. Sbish knits have all the features I must have in longies. A wide waistband with a soft elasticity, spot on measurements for Sterling ;), and a tight knit stitch. I’ve had longies where the stitch was too loose and that led to holes and leaks. For size reference, Sterling is 19lbs, 31 1/2″ long, with a rise of about 16″ (guessing on that one) and he just turned 9months on the 9th. The longies in the picture are a M.
I strongly recommend signing up for the Sbish newsletters! I get discount codes often!
Speaking of discount codes, Erin has very generously offered a 20% off code good through Sunday December 13th!
- Please use code: KNITS20 for the weekend code for 20% off (storewide, excludes snapless-multi fitteds)
- After that, use the code: HOLIDAYCD for 10% off through the month of December (store wide)
- Codes can not be combined with any other discounts.
- Sbish shipping will be closed 12/17 – 1/7. Make sure to order your knits by the 16th in order to ship by the 17th!! If you place an order on or after the 17 they will NOT be shipped until JANUARY 8th!
Contest Closed! Congratulations, Sarah F.!
She’s also offered to give one of you a pair of longies! Leave a comment telling me what you want most for Christmas to be entered. You may gain extra entries by: (separate comments!!)
- subscribing to All About Cloth Diapers,
- subscribing to the Sloomb newsletter,
- grabbing my button,
- tweeting: win @sloombs knit longies! there’s also a sweet discount code! http://bit.ly/556iJS @autumnbeck #clothdiapers
The winner will be chosen on Monday December 14th @ noon (cst).