"Knit to within 3 stitches" means that you will have 3 stitches remaining on the right needle when you turn your work. If you check the free videos above I believe you will find one showing short rows. Otherwise, you can google or go to youtube to find a video. Seeing what short rows are would probably help you understand what you're doing.
That's a cute elephant.
Edited to correct: 3 stitches remaining on the right needle -- should be left needle. Sometimes I get left and right mixed up I'm so sorry to have mixed it up, I hope you didn't read this and try to follow it.
Last edited by GrumpyGramma : 11-15-2012 at 12:40 PM.