My measurements indicated that I would need to make a size 3 but my swatching revealed that I should follow the pattern for size 2. My gauge is coming up slightly large so by knitting size 2 it is coming out as size 3 even though I’m using the same wool and needle size as directed.
Therefore let this be a lesson in the importance of swatching for those of you who like to skip that step! If I hadn’t swatched I would have been making a enormous jumper as it’s designed with a few inches positive ease as well. By taking an extra half hour or so to make a swatch I’ve saved myself some time and money by making sure that the jumper will actually fit me.