Couldn't get the right number of stitches

I’m knitting a caplet and got stuck at the bow holes section:

from 42 stitches the pattern reads:
knit 4, cast 1 off, knit 1, cast 1 off, *knit 3, cast 1 off, knit 1, cast 1 off
{repeat from * to last stitch}, knit 1 (end with 22 stitches)

It seems to mean that I repeat "K3, C1, K1, C1* until the end but I end up with 32 stitches instead of 22 stitches

What am I repeating incorrectly?

Thank you for your kind help.

Zoey

This pattern seems to take advantage of the fact that you need to knit 2sts to bind off one. So you need to knit 1 extra stitch in order to work the bind off of one:

knit 5, cast 1 off, knit 2, cast 1 off, *knit 4, cast 1 off, knit 2, cast 1 off
{repeat from * to last stitch}, knit 1 (end with 22 stitches)

You’ll end with 4sts, a bind off, one stitch, a bind off (3sts, a bind off, 1 stitch, a bind off) x4, k1.
That adds up to 22sts.

Thank you so much ! I got 22 stitches now !!

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