# Confusing pattern direction - phone cozy

K, I’m still a “newbie” (only been knitting about 7 months). So, I’m having some trouble w/ some “tricky directions” for a fairly simple pattern. I’m practicing reading patterns so I’m not stumped with each new thing that comes up. . .

A couple of things are confusing me from this pattern (in [COLOR=“red”]red[/COLOR] below) from [U][B]Debbie Stoller’s Stitch 'n Bitch [/B][/U]book, for [COLOR=“Magenta”][B]Cricket’s Technicolor techno-cozy[/B][/COLOR]:

A = pink
B = lime
C = ORANGE

With A, CO 16 (18, 20) sts. [I](k, got that)[/I]
Working in ST st throughout, work 2 rows A, [I](got that too )[/I]
*4 rows B, 2 rows C, 4 rows B, [COLOR=“Red”][B]**[/B][/COLOR] 8 rows A. (K, [COLOR=“Red”][B]red [/B][/COLOR]flag!)
Direction from pg. 157 of this book states that when you see an asterisk, repeat what comes [I]after it [/I]for the number of times given, and that’s it – simple enough. So, is this a double-asterisk at the end of this instruction? If so, what does that mean? Am I going crazy? (moving right along. . . )
Rep from * 2 times more, then from * to ** once. [I](think I got that)[/I]Cont with A, work 2 rows. Piece should measure approx 10 1/2".
BO 2 sts, k to end of row.
BO 5 (2, 2) sts, [COLOR=“red”]p 0[/COLOR] (6,[COLOR=“red”]0[/COLOR]) (red flag #2) what does this mean [I]“p 0 ie. zero?” [/I]and why for the 2nd lgr. size does it jump to 6 and then for the next lgr size does it go back to zero – [B][I]how do I purl, BO or CO zero?[/I][/B] I won’t bore you with the rest (unless you want the rest, let me know I’ll add it). . . but as a (slightly OCD, I’ll admit) newbie can you see how this is might drive me batty? I’m stumped and refuse to jimmy-rig this.