Reading pattern

I am attempting to knit my first article of clothing–a tank top. I have just finished the section titled “Shaping the armholes”. The pattern then tells me how many stitches should be on my ndls and says “work even” until the armhole reaches 6 1/2 inches. I don’t know what “work even” means. Does it mean continue the regular pattern stitch or keep decreasing for the armhole?
Thanks!

It means keep working the same number of stitches.

Thank you!