Sbish Knit Wool Is Amazing!

December 11, 2009

Covers/Wool, Recommended, Reviews, WAHMs

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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).


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About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. You can read more from Autumn over at https://www.facebook.com/beautifullyblessedlashes.

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173 Responses to “Sbish Knit Wool Is Amazing!”

  1. Jillian Says:

    I subscribe to the all about cloth diapers newsletter already!

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  2. Jillian Says:

    I would like a very nice laidback morning w/no tantrums or kids fighting for Christmas (yeah, like that would happen).

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  3. Monica Says:

    i would love to close escrow on our home by christmas! =)

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  4. JCF Says:

    I really want a fun time with my immediate and extended family, and no family drama!

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  5. Jennifer Says:

    I would like new covers and prefolds for christmas!! Or a new backpack for me returning to college in Jan

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  6. Laura V. Says:

    I subscribe to your blog in an rss reader, does that count?

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  7. Laura V. Says:

    A pair of longies for my daughter is actually on my wish-list!! I recently had a wonderful pair knit for her, but they ended up being too big, so I would love to win these for her!!

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  8. Beth Belardo Says:

    For Christmas I most want my son to get through a full night’s sleep with no leaks. :)

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  9. Megan Says:

    For Christmas, I would love to add some new cloth diapers to our stash. My baby is on the cusp of moving into the large size, so I need to start gathering a stash of the next size.

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  10. Megan Says:

    I subscribe to AACD :) It has been so helpful to me!

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  11. Sarah Says:

    And I am subscriber to your blog

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  12. Sarah Says:

    I tweeted! @sarahfranklin

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  13. Sarah Says:

    I subscribe to the sloomb newsletter!

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  14. Sarah Says:

    What I want most for Christmas? An unlimited diapers budget. Ha! No, really… I think I’d most like a day at a spa.

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  15. Yvette Says:

    I subscribe to SLOOMB :-)

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  16. Yvette Says:

    I subscribe to AACD!

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  17. Emilee Says:

    Fab giveaway. What I want most for Christmas is for my 22-month old and my 1-week old baby to be healthy and happy during this cold/flu season. Simple, right? :)

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  18. Tara Says:

    I have your button on my blog

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  19. Ann Marie Says:

    …and what I want most for Christmas is a happy, healthy family! I know it sounds cheesey and cliched. But my mom has rheumitoid arthritis and my dad just had a total knee replacement and he has a heart condition. So, in my opinion, health for my family is the most precious gift I could receive.

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  20. Ann Marie Says:

    I subscribed to the Sloomb newsletter! :)

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  21. Tara Says:

    What I really want for Christmas is to spend the day with my family and my girls watching them enjoy their gifts. :)

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  22. Candace Robinson Says:

    I subscribe.

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  23. Candace Robinson Says:

    For Christmas I wanted a Kindle, but it’s like, WAY out of our price range at the moment. So I could settle for a vacay to Hawaii. I wish! No, but I want Sbish longies. Seriously, I’ve been wanting a pair since I started cd’ing 10 months ago.
    I could use a new computer as well!

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  24. Tara Says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway tmrobinson9

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  25. Tara Says:

    I subscribe to AACD

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  26. Michelle Says:

    I retweeted the message. (At least I think I tried to).

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  27. Michelle Says:

    I subscribed to the Sloomb newsletter! Can’t wait for the discount codes. I love the interlock wool. My son has them on today! I would really like to try the newest wool. :)

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  28. Michelle Says:

    For Christmas, I would like a membership to they gym. I want to get fit and healthy before my 40th at the end of March! Need to lose the baby weight from all 4 kids (oldest is 11 and youngest is 2)!

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  29. Tara Says:

    I subscribe to the Sbish newsletter

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  30. Shannon Ropp Says:

    I want to new laptop for Christmas.

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  31. Shannon Ropp Says:

    I subscribe to AACD.

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  32. Molly Says:

    I subscribe to the sloomb newsletter.

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  33. Molly Says:

    I recently discovered how awesome & cute wool diaper covers are! I would have to say if Santa brought me a pair of these longies for X-mas I would be thrilled! I would also like a pair a longies from icandiknits :)

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  34. kathleen Says:

    I really want a mei tei carrier for Christmas!

    Also tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/mytworedshoes

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  35. Kristen Says:

    I love your blog. it has been so helpful when trying to choose diapers there are so many out there! I would love to try wool for at night my son sleeps on his stomach and leaks!!! I think I’m getting closer to finding something that works but haven’t had the chance to try wool yet.

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  36. Andrea K Says:

    I would love some new earrings. Dh accidental put mine down the disposal doing dishes (they were being cleaned).

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  37. Kate Says:

    wool:) so this giveaway would work out perfectly!

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  38. becky Says:

    subscribed to all about cloth diapers :)

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  39. Randi Says:

    I added your button to my blog!

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  40. becky Says:

    subscribed to sloomb newsletter :)

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  41. Jeannine Says:

    I actually already got what I wanted for Christmas…a new (to me) Pfaff sewing machine, thanks to my generous husband!

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  42. Jeannine Says:

    Just subscribed to sbish newsletter!

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  43. becky Says:

    my only christmas wish is for a happy, festive day with my family this year.

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  44. Michele F Says:

    I subscribe to the Sloomb newsletter too!

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  45. Michele F Says:

    I want a new job for Christmas!! (need to work harder on that one ;) But some new cloth dipes and wooly covers would be good too!!

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  46. Jeannine Says:

    I subscribe to this newsletter! I would love some sbish longies for Christmas!

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  47. Kristin Says:

    All I want for Christmas is to move into my new house!
    P.S. What size ssbish knit longies is your son wearing, his measurements are about the same as my sons and I am thinking about buying a pair?

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  48. Kelly Says:

    Getting sbish newsletter
    We love the knit too!

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  49. Sarah Flukinger Says:

    But if you’re asking for other stuff, I would love shutters for my windows, and rugs for my wood floors and just stuff to decorate. :) Oh, and a laptop!! :)

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  50. Sarah Flukinger Says:

    All I want for Christmas is for my baby that I’m pregnant with now to continue to be healthy since I am high risk and I have an immune condition that hurts my baby. That’s really all I want!!

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  51. Bernadette Says:

    Suscribed to Sloomb as well!

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  52. Bernadette Says:

    I am subscribed to your newsletter. :)

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  53. Heather Says:

    I just subscribed to your blog

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  54. Bernadette Says:

    All I want for the holidays is A SEWING ROOM!! lol And some new wool would be spectacular! :)

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  55. Heather Says:

    I want an iHome for Christmas so I can listen to music in my kitchen lol!

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  56. Heather Says:

    I subscribe to the sloomb ns

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  57. Angie Says:

    What I want for Christmas this year is for the new addition we are expecting to be born healthy and happy, and to turn from the breech position he is now in so I can have a drug free natural labor.

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  58. Amanda Says:

    I subscribe to the Sloomb newsletter!

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  59. Amanda Says:

    I subscribe to this blog!

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  60. Amanda Says:

    I would LOVE a pair of the small knit longies! My baby is due in Feb and I really want a pair but can’t bring myself to by until he’s here.

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  61. Jane Smith Says:

    After seeing these longies, and drooling over the pictures, I really want a pair for Christmas……..but if I can’t have that, I’ll settle for World Peace.

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  62. Kelly Says:

    I subscribe to All About Cloth Diapers

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  63. Kelly Says:

    All I want for Christmas is to be pregnant with a second baby!

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  64. Jane Smith Says:

    I just subscribed to the Sloomb newsletter.

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  65. Jane Smith Says:

    I subscribe to AACD!

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  66. Tina Says:

    All I want for Christmas is a griddle and tickets to a good show.

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  67. Heather Says:

    Just subscribed to the Sloomb newsletter, as well!

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  68. Heather Says:

    I subscribe to AACD and would love to have a pair of longies to try for the winter!

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  69. Stacy Rudolph Says:

    I signed up to subscrib to SLOOMB newletter.

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  70. Stacy Rudolph Says:

    I subscribe to All About Cloth Diapers.

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  71. Stacy Rudolph Says:

    I want a day of compassionate people (no rushing around with crazy drivers not allowing people to get, no people getting anxious and angry in lines, etc.).

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  72. Sarah J. Says:

    I subscribed to All About Cloth Diapers.

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  73. Sarah J. Says:

    I would really like a pair of UGGs for Christmas to keep my feet warm!
    My son has the same deer shirt and about the same amount of hair! :)

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  74. Cristy Says:

    I get your email updates-newsletter too!

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  75. Cristy Says:

    OOOOO!! I have wanted to try some longies. I made a few out of old sweaters and like them for night over top of the regular diaper… Dont really use them that much cause they seem to itch my son though. My oldest is on his 3rd day in big boy unders so it would have to be for the younger ones. It would be nice if he were fully trained by Christmas! That would be wonderful! New baby is due in May so having at least one out of diapers would be WONDERFUL!

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  76. rachel Says:

    I subscribed to the sloomb newsletter

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  77. Christine Says:

    Dear Santa,
    I would like a DIY Screenprint Kit. Thank you.
    Oh, and some Sloomb wool longies. =)
    Merry Christmas!! And thanks for a chance to win.

    Christine

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  78. rachel Says:

    I subscribe to All About Cloth Diapers

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  79. Ellen Says:

    I subscribe to the sloomb newsletter!

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  80. Ellen Says:

    I subscribe to All About Cloth Diapers!

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  81. Elisabeth Says:

    I subscribe to the newsletter!

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  82. Elisabeth Says:

    I subscribe to your newsletter!

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  83. Elizabeth Says:

    I read Randi’s comment–All I want for Christmas is for her husband to come home too! I can’t imagine having a small child and not being able to share those baby moments with my husband. Randi and all the families like hers amaze me.

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  84. Karey Says:

    I’m a subscriber too!

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  85. Karey Says:

    These are super cute! My #1 wish for Christmas is a new camera lens, but now #2 might just be a pair of these! :)

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  86. Gem Says:

    Sloomb knit wool cover in md/nb and plus peace on earth

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  87. Randi Says:

    All I want for Christmas is my husband to be home for Christmas with us (he’s deployed)! But, since that isn’t actually going to happen, I want more wool and fitted diapers for my son and a new camera lens! You got me started on woollybottoms and sloomb and I just can’t get enough of these awesome products :-)

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  88. Andrea Says:

    I have your button on my blog.

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  89. Andrea Says:

    I subscribe to the sloomb newsletter

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  90. Andrea Says:

    I forgot: I would LOVE SBish wool for Christmas & serving spoons. I don’t have any. :)

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  91. Cyndy Says:

    Honestly I hate the “what I want for Christmas” question…it is terribly hard for me to answer! However, I need a new pair of pajamas since my kids keep pointing out the holes in mine.

    Merry Christmas to you!

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  92. Randi Says:

    I subscribe to the Sloomb newsletter.

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  93. Andrea Says:

    I subscribe to AACD!

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  94. Randi Says:

    I subscribe to All About Cloth Diapers and LOVE reading every entry :-)

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