Because I did not get the row gauge I did not do as many rows for the upper back as the pattern called for. I did 48 rows instead of 52. With the gauge specified, 52 rows will get you 4.9 inches (52*4/42). My row gauge is about 1 stitch short per inch so I only did 48 rows. Pinned out the measurements look okay, but I will try it on once I get the front knitted down to the armholes. This one may take several tries to get right.
Pattern: Meris by Elizabeth Doherty
Yarn: Finch by Quince & Co
Needle: US 2.5 (3 mm)