making a sweater smaller? is this possible?
I don't quite know where I went wrong. My gauge was pretty spot on, but I just finished the back and it meaured 22.5" at the chest, which would make a total of 45" if I take into consideration the front. THe person I'm knitting this for has a chest measurement of 36" so that's almost 10" of ease! I know in sewing a problem like this can be easily fixed by playing with the seam allowance (ie, making a garment smaller by adding more seam allowance) . Can something similar be done for this sweater? ie, when seaming, can I do something similar with knitting? My only concern with this is that the area for the armhole wil shrink....
Instead can I frog upto the point of the armhole and bind off more stitches to account for the extra seam allowance which will make the armhole smaller?