To distract from my still unfinished smock sweater, here is the yarn I bought for my hoodie. It’s Valley Yarns Northampton bulky in ocean heather. It’s a nice sturdy yarn, not soft but not scratchy either. I get 3.75 st/in on US 10 needles – I could probably get gauge on 10.5s, but mine are missing, and I want it a little smaller anyway. Isn’t the color pretty?
The smock top, with all it’s little twists, is making me crazy. I’m in the home stretch now though – the back is done, and I’m working on the cabled part of the front. Thank goodness it’s such a low neckline, is all I have to say! I’m worried about the fit, but I hope it will be ok – the cabled fabric is incredibly stretchy. I may have to redo my neckline if it seems too tight. Shine sport doesn’t shed as badly as shine worsted, I’m happy to report – I am not covered in teal fuzz!