I came home with five sweater quantities.
The first of these sweater quantities I'm working with is putting a dent into the 30 balls of Filtes King Kim, a 55/45 cotton/acrylic blend. It's a worsted weight chainette.
The pattern I'm working on is Durrow, which calls for a gauge of 18 stitches by 28 rows to 4"x4". When I swatched it up on size 8s, it was a full 6" for 18 stitches. Being rather unpleased with this, I grabbed the nearest set of likely-looking circulars- size 5s. And wouldn't you know, it worked.
I'm about 14" into the back of the sweater now- what? I knit fast! - and I'm really quite pleased with the yarn. I was worried about the crispness and weight. It's really quite crisp, the 4x2 rib has nice elasticity, and given that someone on Ravelry made Quadrat with it, I think the sleeve cables will show up nicely.
I have enough yarn left after this to do two sweaters for me, one in the black and one in a medium green. Hey Teach and Que Sera have come up as options. Do you have any thoughts?