Originally Posted by wshera
.....would like your help on this particular pattern that says"K2(p1,k2,p1)" do i knit the stitches within the brackets several time or do i repeat knit the 2 stitches outside the brackets as well. also one more question. how do i increase in a purl stitch.....
Hi wshera, You'll get lots of help with these questions if you post them in the "How To" section of the forum.
I'll offer my help here, though....
Regarding your first question, your repeating will depend on what the pattern specifies. Sometimes, they tell you to repeat everything within the brackets. Other times, they specify that you knit between asterisks. So, check your pattern for your answer.
For your second question, you could do a Purl Front & Back (PFB), or a Yarn Over (YO), or a Make One (M1). You'll see more increasing and decreasing options in the Videos section of this website. Just look for the links at the top of this webpage.