Kimberly, I did use Manos for these (colorway=Caribe). I'm going to make Rob a pair in Manos in Flame, and then after that I'm going to do some shorts in some Malabrigo I have. Is there a yarn you would recommend? I know the Malabrigo will pill, but it's also softer than the Manos - what about the Blackberry Ridge? Is it the merino that doesn't pill so much?