Reading a pattern

I just started knitting 4 days ago. I’m having difficulty understanding what the pattern means.

Row 1: (RS): K4, p2 *k3, p2; repeat from * 8 more times; k4
Row 2: K6, *p1, k1, p1, k2; rep from * 8 more times; k4

I understand knit 4, purl 2, I do not understand *k3, p2 repeat from * 8 more times

I would greatly appreciate clarification

Row 1: (RS): K4, p2 *k3, p2; repeat from * 8 more times; k4
Row 2: K6, *p1, k1, p1, k2; rep from * 8 more times; k4

The pattern is telling you to k3, p2 and then repeat the sequence 8 [I]more[/I] times. So you do the k4, p2 to start and then k3, p2 a total of 9 times. Same idea in the next row. Repeat the stitches inside the asterisks 9 times total.