Ann Budd sweater pattern help
I'm using the top down sweater pattern from Ann Budd's book. My question is this: At a guage of 5 stitches per inch, the chart says to cast on 72 stitches which is 14.5 inches when joined in the round. That diameter is barely the space around my small neck, and the cast on is not even the top of the sweater since the ribbing is done last. Can anyone explain to me how the cast on can be so small and barely able to go over my head? Am I understanding the chart correctly?