I've attached files of the pattern and a photo of the Phentex Slippers I am trying to make.
I have finished rows 1-8 and then repeated rows 5-8 two more times. This appears to be the cuff around the ankle? This is where I'm stuck. I'm now told to continue in pattern and bind off every 4th row
(1 x 8 sts and 1 x 4 sts). It's the part in the brackets that doesn't seem to make sense to me. Do I bind off 8 sts from one end and then on the next 4th row bind off 4 sts on the first end?? Or do I bind off 1 stitch 8 times on either end. No matter how I read this pattern it just doesn't seem to make sense to me. Any help would be appreciated. I love the look of these slippers but am very frustrated in trying to figure out how the pattern works. I can't picture in my head how this pattern will work and turn out as a slipper!