I'm a fairly new knitter and I'm attempting to knit my first garment, which is a long vest pattern from lion brand yarns. I'm a bit confused about the pattern. I casted on the required amount of st., did the 7 rows in garter st. as instructed. Now the pattern reads--
Next row(WS)work 4 garter sts., work in St st to last 4 sts, work 4 garter st. Work even in this way for 40 rows from beg. Begin working in St st only. Does this mean after the row where I do 4 garter st. at the begin and the end of the row, the next row starts the beginning of the 40 rows that I do in St st. Also I hope this don't sound too stupid a question but does working in St. st mean the same as purling? ------Thanks in advance for any help given.