I decided to use one of my winter coats as sort of a template for Nell.
The width of the knitted piece seems pretty good, so I think I’ll be OK. It might be a little oversized at the bust and shoulders, but that’s not a problem since I didn’t really want it to be snug. My row gauge is off, though, since I’m using smaller needles. That means I can’t follow the pattern shaping (which is only given by number of rows), so I’ll have to figure out all of my own (hence the coat trick).
I can’t even calculate what the shaping would be in the original pattern in inches, because I don’t know what the true row gauge is supposed to be (the gauge is only given in stockinette). It sure would be nice if there were more detailed dimensions on the schematic. Not to mention a gauge in the pattern stitch. I don’t mind doing the math myself, but I can’t even do that without enough information.
At least it doesn’t look ginormous.