That's a cute sweater. It looks like a fun knit. Learning to read and understand patterns can be challenging, I know it was for me. I'm sure you can learn to decipher the language of knitting and as salmonmac said, you can always get help here.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper