i believe it means to perform the instructions between the * * once, then another 16 times, giving you the 17 repeats... this would be how i would view it if i were working the pattern.
2nd Row. K 1, P 2, * K 3, P 2, repeat from *16 (insert 'more') times, P1, K1.
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