***Please see store announcements for current knitting dates available to start knitting***
This listing is for a custom Sock Monkey Longies
Doesn't that big cheesy grin make you want to smile? Here is a fun pair of longies for boys or girls to love. I hand knit these featuring the classic Sock Monkey grin,eyes, nose and cute little ears. These are made with ample short rows and a roomy gusset for those cloth diaper bums.
Care : Hand wash / lay flat ot dry
Made to order
These Sock Monkey Longies are made with 100 % merino wool and lightly lanolized
I can make them in your choice of colors, including semi solid, solid,blue, pink, red ,brown,grey, you are the designer ! Unless otherwise noted the colors featured in the photos will be used.
Care: Hand Wash / Lay flat to dry
Please convo me to check on the whether I have any openings for custom listings and I will set up a listing for you. Turn around time is 2 weeks after final details of measurements have been decided.
Newborn - $43 - 0-3mnth
Small - $45 - 0-6mnth
Small/Medium - $50 - 3-12 mnth
Medium ~ $55 - 9-18mnths
Medium/Large -$60 - 12-24mnths
Large - $65 - 2T
Hip/ Rise/ Inseam Meaurements are a guide but I will knit according to your specific measurements
Newborn - H 14-15/ R 14-15/ I 6
Small - H 16-17/ R 16-17/ I 7
Small/Medium - H 18-19/ R 17-19/ I 8
Medium - H 19-20 / R 18 -19/ I 9
Medium/Large - H 21-22/ R 19-20 / I 10
Large - H 22-23/R 20-21/ I 11
About Cestari Yarn
Wool yarn manufactured using wool from the sheep of Cestari, Ltd. at Cestari Farms and wool purchased from the United States.
We wash our wool using a scouring process instead of the more contemporary carbonizing process. Carbonizing is an acid bath that burns out the vegetable matter, making the wool very clean. It also removes the lanolin, leaving the wool with less bounce and a with change in texture. Scouring is a detergent bath that leaves some of the lanolin and sometimes specks of hay or straw, both of which are easy to remove. Francis likes to say that if you put his yarn to your ears, you can almost hear the sounds of life within it.
Just as there are two processes for cleaning wool, there are two main processes for producing yarn: the worsted and the woolen system. A large majority of yarn manufacturers use the worsted system, but Cestari prefers the woolen system. This system is the mechanized version of handspun yarn that uses a three-section system to card the wool and a second section that crosses the wool. Francis feels that the woolen process creates a yarn with loft and character that is better suited for knitting and crocheting than worsted-processed yarns.
Over the years, we have further developed our flocks to produce fine wool 22-23 micron and 18-22 micron in Merino, ideal for making hand knitting yarn. The wool is soft to the touch and becomes softer with each successive washing.
Since we do not need to use chemicals to prevent shrinking of the wool, the yarn is good to your skin. In addition, we retain a percentage of the lanolin (natural sheep oil) in the wool, making the wool yarn somewhat water repellent.
Thank you to Lavay's Photography for beautiful photo's!