So...I've been chugging along on Starsky http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter05/PATTstarsky.html
(which is the first sweater I have done....ever, really. Aside from very very very basic ones) and I got to this portion for the R front
(34 stitches on the needle, working in cable pattern)
Next Row [RS]: K2, ssk, work in patt as set to end. Mark work with a safety pin at the beginning of this row.
Work 7[3, 3, 3, 3] rows in patt as set, maintaining 3 sts at neckline edge in stockinette st.
Repeat these 8[4, 4, 4, 4] rows 3[7, 8, 10, 13] times more.
AT THE SAME TIME: When work measures 15[15.75, 16.25, 16.5, 16.5] inches, ending with a RS row, shape armhole as follows:
Next Row [WS]: BO 3[3, 5, 5, 8] sts, work in patt as set to end.
Okay, you lost me at 2 sts--do I keep SSK every other row? How does 6 stitches become 3 in 7 rows? This makes absolutely no sense to me at all--HELP! I know it's supposed to be worked from both sides but it's so confusing. I'm going cross eyed from staring at that thing.