This is something that’s confused me from my first pattern:
When looking at the ‘finished chest circumference’ for a sweater, does that mean the circumference of the sweater or the wearer? If it’s for the sweater, how do you deduce the ease?
For example, I’m looking at a sweater pattern for DS, whose chest circumference is 19" at 17 months. The sizes for the sweater are 3 months, 6 months, 9 etc up to 14 months. If I knit the 18 month size, the circumference is 26 inches! Yikes! That’s bigger than his entire torso, arms included. But I hate the thought of knitting a whole sweater and it being too small for him by the time it gets cool enough to wear.