Not undwestanding pattern

I am not understanding these directions. I am using the small size that is the first number followed by the [ and 4 following numbers for larger sizes]. When I get to noted bolded area where it says and 2 What does the 2 mean 2 what? What does the foll 8 mean? 8 what?

Work in g stitch, shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of 7th [7th: 9th: 9th: 9th] and 2 [3: 2: 2: 1] foll 8th [8th: 10th: 10th: 10th] rows

Foll following
Inc increase
St stitch

Hi LindaGuy, it is referring to rows.
Work in garter stitch, shaping sides by inc. 1st at each end of 7th (row) and the 2 following 8th rows, so increases on 7th, 15th and 23rd row :grinning:
Hope this helps and good luck with your project.

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Yes, yes, yes that helps tons. I kind of thought that was what it was. I guess I was making too much work out of it, when I should have put the knitting down for a rest. You have been a great help. Now I can finish the little boy sweater I am knitting. You are a super web site.

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