Suzeeq thank you! I believe you are correct. I have found out since posting that the k2 are the "border" stitches on every row. And, when it asks for k3 prior to the k2 is is just part of the pattern.
Again, thank you for answering. I'm new enough at knitting that I was concerned I was missing something and I was supposed to do something between the two.
Again, thank you.