I am following a pattern that includes the following instructions
[COLOR=“Black”]Directions[/COLOR]: Sweater is worked in one piece. Using #5 needles, cast on 50 (56:62) stitches. Work 5 rows in garter stitch, every row knit (or follow 8 row slip-stitch pattern). Change to #6 needles and continue in garter stitch until work measures 6”(6 ½: 7)
I am making this as a gift and just want to check I have it right. Should I knit until the piece measures 6" from the very beginning OR from where I started knitting in Garter stitch after completing the 8 row slip-stitch pattern?
Many thanks for your help