A very confusing loop

I’m getting closer and closer to the bind off on my gradient shawl and the closer I get the lighter the color. I’m soon at the lace edge but right now I’m enjoying the endless rows of stockinette stitch.

The pattern is sonewhat confusing though. It says “Rows 7, 8, 9, 10: Like row 7 (343 sts).” So row 7 is like row 7? It might be the most confusing knitting instruktion I’ve ever seen. Oh, well, it’s not my first parade and I’ll make something up as I go along. At least I know that I should have a number of 343 sts when I’ve finished row 10.