Help with pattern

Hi This is the first time I am knitting following a pattern with abbreviations. I obviously have a ‘dictionary’ to understand the instructions but I do not understand what means the (+8sts) at the end of this pattern: Rnd 1: [sm, k2, sm, m1l, p1, (k2, p1) to m, m1lr] x 4 (+8sts). I know sts is stitches but I don’t understand what means in this instruction. Thanks in advance for the help

Hi and welcome! The +8 sts indicates 8 stitches increased in that round. There are 2 m1’s in the repeat, repeated 4 times. HTH Learning to read knitting patterns is challenging.
What pattern are you making?