quick question on a pattern
I am making fingerless gloves from a pattern found in the book "Vogue Knitting, Teen Knits. On the go"
The part I am stuck on says "Work 4 rows in St st and stripe apt. Inc 1 st each side on next row, then every other row 4 times more"
What I want to know is am I supposed to knit/purl one stitch and then cast on or cast on first and then finish the row?