Thanks for all your time and effort. I really appreciate it. Sadly thou (don't hate me) I'm still utterly confused. I thought if I typed up the first part of the pattern in full (this isn't the entire pattern - just the first bit), then maybe it would make a bit more sense when explained to be. So...
Cast on 218 st
Work in st st for 4 rows
Change needles, work as follows: 30 sts st-st, 25 sts cable, 29 sts st-st rep from to ending with 25 sts cable, 1 st st-st [COLOR="Lime"](is this bit the actual pattern?)[/COLOR]
(now it gets weird)
1st row will be: k30, p2, k9, p3, k9, p2, k29 rep to ending with p2, k9, p3, k9, p2, k1. When work measures 14 rows total work k1, k2tog, k25, slip 1, k1, psso, 25 sts cable patt re from to end with 1.
Work 7 rows on the rem 210 sts [COLOR="Lime"](7 rows of what?)[/COLOR]
Row 2:(rs) k1, k2tog, k23, slip 1, k1, psso, 25cp, rep from to ending with k1 (202 sts).
Work 7 rows on the rem 202 sts [COLOR="Lime"](7 rows of what?)[/COLOR]
Row 3: (rs) k1, k2tog, k21, slip1, k1, psso, 25 sts Cable patt rep from to ending with k1.
Rep this dec row on every foll 8th row 10 times.
Work 4 rows on them rem 114 sts [COLOR="Lime"](4 rows of what?)[/COLOR]
Next row:(rs) k2tog at beg of row, cont on rem sts. Leave the rem 113 ss on a st holder.
I'm sorry to bug you, but I can't seem to grasp your meaning. I think if I don't get it this time I'll throw the pattern out and give up.