Reading cable chart pattern

I am working this cable pattern on a sleeve and need some clarifiction. It is worked in the round. I get stuck on rows 2-8.

Since it is worked in the round are all rows “RS” or are odd number rows the WS? If I purl the 8 sts I don’t think it will look right.


For whatever reason it is not letting me add the chart image.

Wha if it’s worked in a round aren’t all the rows the right side because you won’t turn the work?

What does the first two rows of the pattern say?

K 17 (18, 20, 21, 23, 24), p1, work rnd 1 of cable chart over next 8 sts, p1, knit to end. Work even in patt as est for 9 (8, 7, 7, 5, 5) rnds.