Help with increasing stitches
Hi. I'm a first time knitter and have picked what seems a tricky pattern for my first attempt! It's a striped zebra soft toy and I have successfully managed to cast on, knit a row and then purl a row of 24 stitches. Online tutorials are really helping me out and I understand how to change colours and even how to carry the yarn as well as how to increase stitches. I just don't understand what the next row of instructions means! It says:
inc, k5 4 times (28)
Now, I'm on 24 stitches at the moment, so if I increase by 5 then that will be 29 surely?! And why the repeat 4 times? Sorry, at a total loss.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.