Knit in pattern

Next round: Change to larger needles and k9, p1 all around. Keep knitting in pattern for about 3.5 with hem rolled

Next round: Start decreasing
ssk, knit 5, k2tog, p1 all around, knit next 2 rounds in pattern
ssk, knit 3, k2tog, p1 all around, knit next round in pattern
ssk, knit 1, k2tog, p1 all around

After the first round of decreases when it says to knit next two rounds in pattern, does that mean the previous pattern of K9p1, or two rounds of those decreases?

When it says “in pattern” or “even” it usually means to knit whatever the pattern is w/o any increases or decreases.

Keep in the ‘pattern’ of knit sts with an occasional purl st. So knit the knits and purl the purls.

After this row - ssk, knit 5, k2tog, p1 all around, - is would be k7, p1, all the way around. After the next dec round of - ssk, knit 3, k2tog, p1 all around - it would be k5, p1.