View Full Version : finished, but...too big?

09-30-2007, 06:42 PM
finished a weasley sweater for nephew
that's a YARDSTICK going through the sleeves
I truly fear he won't be able to wear it for years
I was told he was a size 6 and I followed the pattern for the chest size normally considered kid size 6, my gauge was right on at 6 to the inch, but....
it looks enormous

Mama Bear
09-30-2007, 06:55 PM
The sweater looks great!

On the size, I don't know if this will help, but I measured a child who wears a size 8, and they were 38" from wrist to wrist when arms were held out like the yard stick.

Mama Bear

Jan in CA
09-30-2007, 11:03 PM
Bigger is much better than too small! It looks great!

09-30-2007, 11:05 PM
It's supposed to be a bit over sized, it looks fabulous.

09-30-2007, 11:34 PM
Great job on the sweater! :yay: It will fit perfectly. ;)

10-01-2007, 12:43 AM

I love the sweater!

I hope it fits well enough and that he can get two years of wear from it!

10-01-2007, 12:43 AM
kids grow so fast, so if it is too big then dont worry, it wont be for long. I hope that makes you feel better if it is too big. If it is NOT too big then i am sure that the child will not grow at all and will always be the perfect size for the sweater (oh yes, delicious lies).
But it is a fantastic sweater, you did a great job and I would LOVE a handmade sweater even if it was too big.
And when i was little and i got clothing that was too big I enjoyed putting it on and showing my parents how far the sleeves draped over my fingertips. They would always laugh and say I had some growing to do. When i was the right size to fit in the sweater then I was so happy to know that i was growing.
Either way, they are going to be happy, either when they get the sweater and it fits or in the future when they grow into it.

10-01-2007, 03:00 AM
I love it! I am sure he will grow into it.;)

10-01-2007, 04:17 AM
YOu did a great job ..it looks nice. I agree...better it be too big and he can grow into it then too small and never be able to wear it. :teehee:

10-01-2007, 05:30 AM
Looks great, too big or not!

10-01-2007, 05:40 AM
It looks terrific and he will love it. I agree it is better for it to be too big than not big enough.

10-01-2007, 07:43 AM
What a great sweater! He's going to love it.

10-01-2007, 08:49 AM
It looks wonderful!! He will love it... :happydance: