Knitting w/in [ ]

I have a pattern that tells me to [yo, K3] twice, is this telling me to yo, k3 4x’s total? i haven’t knitted in awhile and i’ve forgotten what i’m supposed to do… :frowning: any help would be appreciated!!!

yo, k, k, k, yo, k, k, k
that’s it. You are supposed to do whatever amount of stitches the multiple number states outside of the brackets. So, if it had been 3 times you would have had a total of three (3) yarn overs and nine (9) knit stitches. HTH.

that’s what i thought but i started to question myself so it messed me up! LOL thank you so much for your help! :wink: