I am hoping someone can help me with a direction in a pattern that I am not familiar with. Usually a pattern will state that with a certain size needles, cast on a number of stitches and work ribbing… then will usually say to change to larger needles and work st st, etc.
This particular pattern, which is from Schachenmayr, says 2.75-3.75mm needles , gives the number of stitches to cast on depending on the size sweater you want to make (in this case 3-6 months, or 6-12 months size), and says to cast on 65(75) st and work so many rows in welt pattern, then stockinette st for x number of rows.
Where I am confused is not knowing if it means that for the smaller size I use the smaller needles and cast on the lower first number of stitches but keep working with that size needles throughout, , and for the larger size use the larger needles and cast on the number that is in brackets? Nowhere does it tell me to change to the larger needles for the main body of the sweater, so leaves me to assume I should keep using the 2.75 throughout? Because the pattern has the two needle sizes (although they are separated by a dash, rather than the word ‘and’ , I bought both thinking that I would be changing to the larger ones for the body. The rest of the pattern looks simple enough, but this beginning has me stumped as to what I am supposed to do. Can someone help?