Need help on thong knitting pattern

[FONT=“Georgia”][SIZE=“3”][COLOR=“Purple”]:woot: [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]Hi ! I,m new here and i´ve got a question to the thong knitting pattern at http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/PATTthong.html .
In the directions there is a scentence that i don´t quite understand.
It starts with: “Beg short rows as follows…” so far so good, but then there´s the scentence " Cont as est until 3 sts are wrapped at each end of row and 1 st at each end remains unworked." What does “est” mean???:roll:
If someone can help me with this abbreviation that would be great!!!

moonlite

Established

:mrgreen: OHHH! Thanks for the answer!! :aww: Of course! Established!
Have a nice day!
moonlite