Newbie stuck on a pattern help please

Hi, I’m. It an experienced knitter at all and it’s been awhile since I’ve done any.

Got a pattern that I want to do for a friend but reading it. It might as well been in a foreign language.

Would anybody please help me. There is a lot of increases and I used to right it out like

Cast on 5
Row 1 knit
2 knit
3 incr first stick (6)

Etc.

I can’t even fathom it out.

Thank you so much.

Welcome to the forum!
I didn’t see the part of the pattern that you’re asking about. Is there some section in particular that’s confusing? Although the rows aren’t numbered, if you take the instructions one at a time, that may help. I use a sticky note to keep track of my place.

Hi

It’s the body I’m confused about. Just not too sure what it’s saying.

Thanks

After you cast on 3 sts and knit rows 1 & 2, increase at the beginning and end of rows 3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24 and 27. You’ll have 21 sts on the needle by this point.

What i see is,
C/o 3
**K 2 rows
Next row(3rd row so far) increase a st at both ends

Then youre basically going to repeat from ** until you have 21 stitches on your needle.

I skimmed through the rest of the “body” steps and i think they follow the same process in their own ways, but let (us) know if you still get stuck on anything

Thank you so so much. This is amazing help. Much appreciated xx