Pattern Assistance Please
I am a beginner knitter and I am attempting my first Blanket. The pattern reads...
1st row: (RS). K5. *K8. (yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso) 3 times. K1. (K2tog. yfwd)
3 times. Rep from * to last 13 sts. K13.
Question: What is the starting place for knitting 3 times? Should I repeat starting with K5, *K8, or do I knit what is in the ( ) 3 times?
What about the second "3 times"? Which part do I repeat?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.