I’m having a problem understanding the numbers in parentheses, as I know they don’t represent the size. I don’t know how to proceed in the following instructions:
Cast-on for Back and Front
Using Knit Cast-on, cast on 42 sts for back – 74 (78, 82) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Using Knit Cast-on, cast on 42 sts for left front – 116 (120, 124) sts.
I understand the knit cast-on of 42 sts, but I don’t get what the 74 or the 116 is. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!