I just finished these adorable shorties. They are “small” with an unstretched waist of 14″, hips of 16″, and a rise of ~15″. The inseam is 3″.
The yarn is gorgeous, an organic merino (Stallion). the colorway is called “Lion Cub” and it is a Yarn of the Month club yarn from the Irish Baby Knits yarn of the month club. This yarn is seriously heaven. It is dyed by Hilary of Dashing Dachs. According to IBK, “Stallion is a Aran/bulky weight yarn, with 152 yards per four ounce skein, and a recommended needle size of US 10-11.”
I used needles sized 2 and 3 (I seem to get the same gauge with a yarn regardless of needle size, unless I go really small or big, and I had circs in those sizes readily available) and it worked up to a nice, firm fabric that is not stiff and just feels wonderful. They probably took about 5 hours total.
The best part? I used Every Single Bit of the yarn, exactly. It was perfect. Actually, I would have liked a tiny bit more yarn because I like the cord a bit longer but it’s long enough and I’m satisfied :)

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