Patterns always have * in them. It shows the stitches that you need to repeat.
In this case, for example, you would
wyif slip next 2 stitches as if to knit, put yarn in back and knit 2--You do this set of stitches as many times as will fit across the pattern until you have 3 left, then
So in any pattern the directions between * and * are what you repeat.