raglan armhole shaping pattern query

Hello there,

Hoping for some help for a beginner with understanding these instructions:

Starting with 87 stitches:
1st row on RS: K2, C2R, knit to last seven stitches, C2L, K2…85 Sts

My queries:

  • where am I decreasing 2 stitches to drop down to 85?
  • if I knit to the last seven stitches and then use up four in C2L and K2, what do I do with the remaining 3 stitches?
    Thoroughly confused so any assistance very much appreciated

Welcome to the forum!
I’m with you, confused. How does the pattern define C2R and C2L?
What is the name of your pattern?