What a pattern means when it says ending with needle 2

Am I to knit through the needle or stop before I knit the needle when a pattern says “end with needle 2”?

Welcome!
Usually it means to knit the sts on needle 2 so that your next sts continue with needle 3 (or whichever needle the pattern directs).
Can you give us a link to the pattern or a pattern name to check?

Thank you for replying, and once I tried that it worked…now I get it!

Thank you, once I did that it worked!