And, if u look in the upper right hand corner u will see a tab "Abbreviations Explained" that may help.
Also, a tip...I always type up a cheat sheet with patterns...I type
Row 1: directions
Row 2: directions
Etc & use a magnetic board & have a long, thin magnetic strip that I put under the row that I am working...works like a charm
Oh, and if there is an abbreviation in a pattern that I am not familiar with, I've typed the explanation at the top of the cheat sheet.
You may want to print a copy of abbreviations so that you can have it at your side as u knit.
Happy Knitting....don't worry, u will get it...and there's always someone around to lend a hand