Help explain pattern

I am new to reading patterns. I am having a hard time with this one. Can someone explain it to me. How do u learn to read patterns?

[CENTER][FONT=Arial]Cast on 44 stitches.

Row 1. (RS): Slip 1, K1, P2, K8, P2, K2 Repeat what’s between the *s two more times.
Row 2. [COLOR=#3366ff][B]and all WS rows[/B][/COLOR]: Slip 1, P1, K2, P8, K2, P2 Repeat what’s between the *s two more times.
Row 3. (RS): Slip 1, K1, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K2 Repeat what’s between the *s two more times.
Rows 5.-10.: Repeat rows 1-4, then 1 and 2 again.
Row 11. (RS) : Slip 1, K1, P2, C4F, C4B, P2, K2 Repeat what’s between *s 2 more times
Row 13 (RS): Same as row 1
Row 15 (RS): Same as row 11
Row 16: Same as row 2
Repeat these 16 rows to desired length, ending on row 4. [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]The slipped and stockinette edge stitches create a nice, tidy rolled edge for the scarf. [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]C4B = Slip 2 sts. onto a cable needle and hold to back of work. K2, then K the 2 sts. off cable needle.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]C4F = Slip 2 sts. onto a cable needle and hold to front of work. K2, then K the 2 sts. off cable needle.[/FONT][/CENTER]

“And all WS rowsd”=and all wrong-side rows. In other words, all the wrong-side, or even-numbered, rows are alike.

Was that all you needed explained? Or are other areas of the pattern giving you problems?

Hiya Mo,
Welcome to the party:balloons:

Most patterns have an abbreivation key at the top of the pattern. It usually goes into detail on what abbreviations are used in that particular pattern and what they mean.
If you need more help there at the top of the page is the “glossary” button. Click that and it will help you with most abbreivations and there is also a very good source on www.knitty.com for abbreviations as well.

Basically, learning how to read a pattern comes with experience. After a few projects you’ll be able to read those just like a book or magazine.