knitting pattern abbreviations
I am still new to knitting, and I am having trouble deciphering pattern abbreviations for the hat I'm making. What does this mean? (I understand the ssk - just not what to do with the parantheses and brackets):
*ssk, p1 [k2, p2] 1 (2, 4)x, k2, k2tog*. repeat around
I cast on 64 stitches, and I believe I'm supposed to end up with 56 after this round?