Hi, and welcome to Knitting Help. You're so close.... you repeat the stitches between the * * as many times as it takes to reach the end. Basically you can think in terms of a P2, k3 rib for 4 rounds. HTH
Congratulations on the new granddaughter!
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper