Enter: me knitting up a jacket for the size of an 8 year-old...because the smaller swatches lied. (Frog.)
Lot's of hours later after swatching, math, more swatching, more math...the gauge seems to be near-exact.
The shape of this jacket is inspired by Elizabeth Z's "Tomten" jacket, where there is a big cutout in the jacket for the sleeves. And it will be hooded as well. And Zippered (yay!). Everyone loves a zippered jacket.
Oh, and did I forget to mention my favorite part? The cables are done without cable needles. (I'll make a video tutorial later on that if you want.) It's a really nifty trick when you have C3F or C3B all across the row.
I'm currently 6'' in.