BO 8 sts, finish that row, work back. BO 6 sts, finish the row, work back (do that twice). Then you'll BO 3 sts, finish the row, work back, 3 times. Every alt(ernate) row, is every other row. All the BOs will be at the same edge, every other row. First BO 8 sts, then 6 sts, 6 sts, 3 sts, 3 sts, 3 sts.