help with knitting pattern

hi I’m just started knitting again after a 30 year break. I’m struggle to make sense of a pattern I’m am doing at the moment. Just wondered if anybody could tell me what this meant. start with 59 sts Dec 1 st at each end of next and 7 foll 4th rows, then on foll10 alt rows. 23 sts . thank you for any help

Welcome to the forum!
If you call the next row, row 1 then you should decrease at each end of rows 1,5,9,13,17,21,25,29. Then dec on rows 31,33,35,37,39,41,43,45,47,49.
That’ll take you from 59sts to 23sts.

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Thank you very much for your reply. It makes sense now.