babys first sweater

problem: I'm knitting the neck an i get down to row 11 an it says knit 5 for front border, purl to last 5 sts and knit 5
then row 12 says knit, row 13 says repet row 11 ans 12 until sleeve measures 8 NOW i don't know if that is

8 inches or 8 stst? then for the next row it says bind off 24 sts at beginnng of row ,work acros row, working in garter
st at front edgework ont 27 sts to match backtogarter st boder, then k 6 rows. bind off. slip sts off holder onto needle
with the point of the needle at nedk edge. join yarn and work across 39sts, work 3 more rows(4rows worked)