Mystery instruction

The following is in my shrug directions: “These 2 rows set the stitches.” what does this mean? Am I to repeat the 2 rows just described? The next sentence says: “Work 2 rows”. Does “work” mean the established stockinette stitch, or the previous 2 rows, which included increases? I’m low/intermediate skill level. Thanks to whoever can enlighten!

It probably should have read ‘these 2 rows set the stitch pattern’, so I would work the following rows by repeating those 2. Though did it say 'work 2 rows [I]even[/I]? Which would mean work the pattern rows but without increases.