Thank you for your reply and help. I'm decreasing 8 sts on the right side only, 4 markers, 1 st decrease before marker and one st after marker....So, I understood the instructions to mean that on the non decrease side, I should knit those sts. The pattern is ribbing. But, I don't think my understanding makes sense either....The first decrease is K2tog, the second decrease is SSP1O (I think that is how you write it...LOL) Thank you!!