Help in understanding a knit pattern

I am making a hat patter by Carrie Shipton “Cabled Ponytail Hat”. I’m stuf understanding R2. Here is the pattern description:
R1:K2, P1 repeat to EOR, place EOR marker.
R2:knit 4x (k2,p1), place RT marker, RT,p1, k2, p1 repeat to EOR

Pic of pattern

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