Easy question: pattern decipher?

Hello, I’ve got a quick question: if the pattern reads as follows, how many times do I knit the decrease row??

Next row (RS) DEC: (explains decrease) (P1 row. Rep the DEC row), 2 times, P1 row. BO loosely.

I can’t tell if I knit the decrease row three or four times - in my head, I can explain it either way.

It’s for a sleeve cap; I suppose that as long as I did both sleeves the same way, I’d be okay but I figured I’d ask the experts!


I think it’s 3 total.

okay then, I’m binding off!! Thank you!!