If it's for a bobble, then probably it's all in one stitch (four stitches in one makes a bobblier bobble than four stitches in two). I'm only guessing though; it's written a little ambiguously.
Is the pattern online anywhere you can link to? If not, do the next couple bits of the pattern give any clue? (i.e. if it has you close off the bobble by knitting 4 together, and you end up with the same number of total stitches you had before, it's all in one stitch; if you k2tog twice, and end up with the same number of total stitches, it's over two.)