thank you for answering so quickly. I am so eager to continue knitting, but I still am not understanding. Are you saying, to BO 4 sts and continue with K3, Sl1, K1, psso. pat to last 5 sts. K2tog, K3 on the same row. And, then repeat this for 1 other row. I am so sorry, but I don't know
where I decreased 5 stitches unless you mean the 4 sts I BO at the beginning of the row and the last K2tog. I wish patterns were written for beginners.