I'm knitting a baby sweater...I'm pretty knew to this.
The pattern reads as follows:
1st row: (RS): K5.P1.Cr2.P1Cr2.P1.K3.P1.Cr2.P1.K1.K3.P1.Rep from*to last 3sts.K3.
2nd row:Purl to last 16 sts.K1.P2.K1.P3.K1.P2.K6.
3rd row:K5.P1.Cr2.P1.K3.P1.Cr2.P1.K2.*P1.K3.Rep from *to last 2 sts.P1.K1.
4th row:as 2nd row.
These 4 rows complete one pattern.
Cont in pat for 32 more rows.
Next row:(Buttonhole row).K2.K2tog.yo.K1.P1.Cr2.P1.K3.P1.Cr2.P1.K1.(K3.P1) 3 times. K2tog.yo.K1.*P1.K3.Rep from * to end of row.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Shape front: next row: Pat across 17 sts. Sl1K.K1psso. Pat to end of row.
Work 1 row even.
Please help me understand the "Work 1 row even in pat." part
and the "Pat across 17 sts....Pat to end of row." part