Pardon the fuzziness... So, I did a lot of reading (thanks, Julie, for help!) and now I have an idea of what happens when smocking. I found these two pieces of great help: the first one is an example of fabric smocking and it helped me to visualize how smocking should look like; the second one is an example of knit smocking. It is really way easier than I thought. Also, it goes really fast. I should add, it is addictive. FO pictures to come soon.