Matching faux crankies for a friend of mine for her 5 yr old and 2 yr old daughters. I asked Amy of Crankypants about knitting these and she said it is fine to knit them for my children or friends as gifts as long as I'm not knitting them to sell them. These were knit using Bernat Acrylic yarn because my friend does not want to handwash wool for a 2 yr old and 5 yr old. These were some large longies! The 5 yr old pair had a 17" inseam and the 2 yr old pair had a 12 3/4" inseam! The yarn looks black on my monitor but it is really a nice deep chocolate brown, sage green, pink and cream.
This skirtie was a lot of fun to knit! It turned out so girly with the ruffles at the bottom! I dyed the rainbow yarn one day when I was tinkering around dyeing yarn. The red is a 3 ply merino from a local hobby store.
Custom Information / Policy A $10.50 (non-refundable) deposit holds your spot of which $10 will be applied to the final total. Prices do not include shipping.
For custom pricing information I need to know the following measurements for your little one: hips, rise, inseam and thigh. I do not add anything to your measurements. If you would like additional room for growth added, please add that to whatever measurements you provide me. I will also need to know if you want basic knit or what type of cable you prefer (Rope, Open Rope, Braid, Double Braid), Chain Link, or XO. I am always open to knitting other cables if a description is provided of what you are wanting. I will let you know if I feel what you are requesting can be put on longies/shorties/soaker/skirtie and the cost.
All prices are for YYMN and you are paying only for the knitting service. If you choose a yarn I have in-stock dyed by a WAHM or a standard retail yarn the price will go up according to the cost of the yarn chosen.
All customs may choose 1x1 or 2x2 ribbing for the waistband; I-cord or Twisted cord for the drawstring; and rolled, ribbed or seed stitch cuffs. If no waistband or drawstring preference is noted I will choose what I feel looks best for your item. All legs are finished in a 1” seed stitch cuff unless otherwise specified. Other options are rolled, ribbed and garter. Ruffles and lace are options at an additional charge.
Customs take 2-3 weeks to complete from the time I begin knitting your item. The time quoted is an estimate. I strive to meet all deadlines but should an emergency or illness arise I am a wife and mother first. You will be notified before I begin your item to confirm sizing and details.
Sales are final and non-refundable on all custom knit items. Payment will be due in full prior to me starting your item. Please check your child’s measurements before ordering. Photos will be provided to you when the item is completed. I strive to please all of my customers. If there is a defect in the finished item I will do my best to correct the problem. Pooling of the yarn colors is not a defect. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the sender for returning an item for repair.
I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. As stated above, all sales are final and non-refundable on all custom knit items. However, if a personal situation arises that I feel I will not be able to complete a custom within what I deem to be a reasonable amount of time, at my discretion, I may offer a refund to the customer and return their yarn to them at my cost.
Feel free to contact me at any time with any questions! I will do my best to reply to all inquiries within 48 hours Monday – Friday (except Holidays).
History I learned to crochet as a young child from my grandmother who taught me many skills over the years. However, I couldn't sit still long enough back then to enjoy my grandmother teaching me how to knit. Eventually I grew up LOL and realized that my grandmother was indeed a very special smart lady! I should have learned to knit from her when I had the opportunity. She lives too far away now for her to teach me. Approximately 18 months ago I decided that I wanted to learn to knit. I purchased the "Teach Yourself Visually Knitting" book by Sharon Turner and watched the videos at Knitting Help. Since then it has been a wonderful journey learning different techniques and knitting various patterns.
I've had the pleasure of test knitting for several WAHMs in the cloth diapering wool longies/shorties/soaker community. I've learned a tremendous amount from testing these patterns and chatting with these wonderful WAHMs.
It's been a blast knitting for my children and teaching them to knit as well. It is a nice activity when we travel or when watching a movie or tv together. I find knitting to be very relaxing - most of the time anyway LOL.
What else to say - I love most anything crafty. I enjoy knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, wood working, painting, etc....
I'm a wife to an amazing man and a mom to the most wonderful children!