Confusing pattern! Help!

I started this cardigan years ago and am still in love with it - but I cannot for the life of me figure out the “front panels”. I’ve done the sleeves and back and keep NOT attempting the panels because the pattern is so confusing to me!! Any help clarifying this would be amazing! I was new to knitting when I started and didn’t question or go over the pattern as a should have. Thanks!!

Sounds like lovely shaping on this sweater. I find that the easiest thing to do when there are multiple increases and decreases going on at the same time, is to make a diagram noting the placement and number of the incs or decs.
You can start with the first part, the increases at the front edge as written but the diagram would help with the Dec Row (RS) section and following. This diagram is turned sideways but maybe it gives you the idea.