Wow. What a mouthful. It is a run on sentence, and, as is, leaves a lot of room for error and misreading. Well, it is an excellent example of now NOT to write instructions.
The picture to the left shows the same portion with my pencil marks. The horizontal lines mark the sentences as I made my way through the instructions. The horizontal marks indicate rows. As I transcribed each part, I made vertical marks through the words.
Here is the transcription:
(Nb: When slipping stitch, slip as if to purl.)
Row 1: K
Row 2: K
Row 3: K26, turn.
Row 4: YO, slip 1, K25, turn
Row 5: K34 (be sure to K YO tog w/1st stitch), turn
Row 6: YO, slip 1, K33, turn
Row 7: K42 (be sure to K YO tog w/1st stitch), turn
Row 8: YO, slip 1, K41, turn
Row 9: K
Row 10: K
Repeat rows 3-10 seven more times.
Much clearer! Now I have three more sections to transcribe. Thankfully this is a small project, otherwise I would jettison the pattern.
I would say shame on the author of the pattern for such user-unfriendly instructions, but as this is part of a knitting magazine, it is the responsibility of the magazine publisher to set out strict guidelines on pattern instructions.