So here I am, frantically recalculating cast on stitches, landmark stitch counts, and final measurements. Phew, math done, I feel really good about offering this next pattern in multiple sizes from12 mos to3T. Oh, but wait, after blocking one of my original pattern sweaters, it GREW! A lot. So I guess that sweater really was sized 18-24 mos.
Ha! The joke's on me! And yet in the end, I really can't be upset because I got a multi-sized pattern out of that one small error in planning. I also realized that doing the calculations for each alternative size really isn't as scary as I had believed. Yes, I still need testers to knit from the pattern and tell me if it fits their children, but now I have more to offer and a better feeling that people will be getting their $5 worth when they buy my pattern.
For the sneak peek, the following sweater designs will be included in the pattern, along with a lot of ideas for customizing it with additional stitch patterns and small details: