Those look like cable directions.
You need to use a cable needle, or a double pointed needle--anything with two ends that you can knit off of, basically.
Slip two stitches from your left needle, as if your are going to purl, to the cable needle (or whatever) and put that to the back of your work.
Knit two from your left needle, then knit the two from your cable needle.
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