The pattern says ;
Row1 k2,p1, k38, p1,k3,p1,k to last 3 sts,p1,k2.
These 2 rows form main patt.
Place a marker at each side of center 13 sts.
Next row: Patt 7 sts, skp, k to wihin 2 sts of marker , k2 tog, slip marker onto right needle, patt 13 sts, Slip marker onto right needle, skp, k to last 9 sts, k 2 tog, patt to end.
What do you mean “patt” in this case. I have no idea. And one more thing, ddoes this pattern mean you just slip the marked st?