My GD (1yo) just received a hand knit sweater from a friend of mine. I thought it looked short but it was a cute fit. I think it was only about 5” underarm to the hem. She is petite but I guess what I’m saying is it’s ok if it’s shorter than you think. Longer will make it wearable for longer but the cropped look was cute. Then too, we are in CA where it isn’t so cold and a cropped sweater might be more appropriate.
Thank you for the help. I ended up making it 8 inches and it looks good to me with how big around the waist is. Now just to sew to the sleeve seams and try to find a hat pattern that matches. I will try to get a picture. Thanks for all the help everyone