I am learning to knit my first sweater, as everyone and their uncle has my hot pads. LOL. Anyway… The pattern is for a very simple baby sweater by Sirdar 1752. It is the back of the sweater and the first row after I finished the bottom ribbing.
6th row: P7 [4:6:9:4:6], p2tog, (p6 [8:8:6:8:8], p2tog) 7 [7:7:9:9:9] times, p6 [3:5:8:3:5].
63 [71:75:81:89:93] sts.
I understand that the different numbers in the brackets are for the different sizes, but why would it start with purling 7 stitches for the smallest size, yet only 4 stitches for the next size up, etc. I am so lost and I only get more confused as I go on in the row. Please help interpret what this row means…… thanks to anyone that will take the time.