[quote=cabacon;966020]Cast on at neck lists for ALL sizes 35 sts. this seems strange that the childs size and the large man would have the same number of casts on for the neck? [quote]
The sweater is knitted from the top down in pieces, not in the round. The neck edge does begin with 35 stitches for all sizes, but only continues that way for a short distance. Then you cast on more stitches, the number depending on the width of the wearer's shoulders. I suspect that the reason for having the child's neck begin with the same number of stitches as a large man's is that children's heads are proportionately huge.
There is an errata page for this book, but the only thing I could find for this sweater refers to the stitch pattern. You should probably look at it. http://www.knittinguniverse.com/xrx/...?CategoryID=25