Thanks for your patients. I understand what you're saying. What's confusing me is the patterns instructions to knit varying rows appears to differ to what you might be saying. Row 1 to 4 states:
Row 1: 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.
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.
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.
Next row:(rs) k2tog at beg of row, cont on rem sts. Leave the rem 113 ss on a st holder.
I'm confident it's perfectly easy if only I could figure the pattern out.