How do I knit this row?
I thought that the garter stitch is just going back and forth with the knit stitch. My pattern says ...
ist row from RS: 5 std in garter st, K2, P3. What do I do????
I think you meant to write "1st row from RS: 5 sts in garter st, K2, p3."
You're right about garter st. It only requires knit sts back and forth. I think the designer has made a mistake by written down "garter st" instead of "ribbing". I would do 5 st ribbing by K2, p3 across the row since the pattern clearly indicates k2,p3.
What are you making? I'll be here If you still needed help in the future.