i have the adamas pattern, but don't know where, so I am going to have to respond based on typical lace charts and hopefully it will help.
what normally happens is each repeat of a chart, say a body chart, you will wind up with an additional X amount of sts each time you repeat it from yo's usually. in order to maintain the chart and pattern, upon doing the next repeat of the chart, those new sts will be worked by repeating the section within brackets or in red.
let's say we're working on a 10-row chart with an 8-st repeat in brackets, starting with 100 sts for ease. at the end of the first 10-row repeat, you will have 116 sts instead of 100 (assuming there's a left and a right) and therefore will do one more 8-st repeat in brackets on each side. when you've completed two 10-row repeats, you now have 132 sts, so you will now complete three 8-stitch repeats on each side, and so on and so forth.
hopefully this makes sense! i will see if i can dig up my adamas pattern in the meantime.