i made these for my 10yo dd. she is very happy with them, wearing them most every day. they are especcially good for ice skating, which is where she is right now. :-)
i enjoy making these because there is so much soothing stocking stitch in them.
i did have to frog rather severely after the short rows for waist/hip shaping. these were designed for ladies. being me, i just blindly followed ez's directions, even though she does footnote them, saying "adjust as needed."
i ended up with a severely tilted waist, in that the back sat high on her waist, which we liked; but the front sat at the bikini underwear line. didn't like that; looked funny. so i frogged all the way back to the short rows, taking quite a few of them out, too. we're both happy w/them now!
pattern: from _the opinionated knitter_
yarn: nature spun by brown sheep co.
needles: sz 5
gauge: 5.5 spi