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
"One can never have enough socks."
A. Dumbledore, Book One, Chapter 12
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.