what does knit to end = 5 sts mean

Hi there,
I’m a very new knitter what dies knit to end = 5sts mean please?

Hello
This just indicates how many stitches you should have on your needle when you have finished the row.
You cast on 3. When you work the given rows there is an increase to 4 stitches on row 3. Then another increase in row 5 giving a total of 5 stitches.
Often the stitch count is given in brackets but in this pattern it is shown with an equals sign.

Hope this helps

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Thank you!
This is my first pattern knit :blush:

You’re welcome.
These stitch counts might seem a little pointless with so few stitches in the needle but very soon your shawl will grow and grow and you’ll probably find the stitch count really helpful to check as you go along.

Good luck with your first pattern knit, maybe you will share some progress photos as you go along. We love seeing what everyone is making and cheering each other on.

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Thanks I will :heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

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