So I tried again. This time I sized up, and used a heavier yarn [Rowan Cork/Tangerine (discontinued)]. This is one of my all-time favorite yarns, which has been discontinued, and I was lucky enough to score 6 skeins on eBay. This time the fit was perfect, but I guess that was just a fluke! I thought I had knit the sweater in a Size 34" Bust, but on later inspection, discovered the pattern was written for French Sizing. The conversion to US sizes meant the French Size 34 = US Size 2.
Wow, it is a good thing Emery is so skinny. Anyway . . . the sweater fits her perfectly and she seems to just love it. It will make a perfect addition to her new school clothes. And, I found the perfect necklace to go with it, on my friend's website: http://nowyours.com/. She'll be returning to 7th Grade this week. She is growing up soooooooo fast!
I know that I committed to only knitting for myself this year (2014), but I thought I could produce a sample for my KAL more quickly, if I knit the "Lady Kina" sample in a smaller size. Oh well . . . I guess everyone makes mistakes. My mistake in reading the pattern, caused me to knit 2 samples, and was time-taking problem! Thus, the "Lady Kina" sweater for me is still on the needles, and will likely not be for me anyway. The sizing confusion will likely produce a sweater that is 4 sizes too small for me. I'm sure one of my daughters will oblige. We'll see who it fits???