New knitter - confused by instruction

Hi. My pattern says:
K1 m1 (side edge), knit to last 2 sts k2 tog (front edge)
I understand that line. I get confused by the next line.

Work 18 rows Inc 1 St at side edge as before in 5th and following 6th row at same time Dec 1 St at front edge in 9th row.

Is it simply saying increase 1 stitch in rows 5 and 6 at the side edge and decrease 1 stitch in row 9 at the front edge? Or am I being too simplistic?

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
You’re very close. Increase at the side edge in rows 5 and 11. Row 11 because the direction is the “6th following” row.
The decrease at the front edge is in row 9.


Thank you so so much! I just couldn’t grasp the significance of the word ‘following’ It makes sense now :grin: