Keeping to pattern while decreasing

Hi, is there a magic formula to work out how to keep to an 8 row pattern while decreasing for the arm shaping? I can quite get my head around following the pattern on each row after losing stitches both ends!
I might be over thinking it but I’ve unpicked it 3 times already! Help will be gratefully appreciated, thank you.

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Nov 11, 2020
decreasing in pattern
by: Ratchadawan

I don't have one. It's helpful to write the pattern down in a piece of paper. Then cross out stitches that you decrease each time you decreasing them.

What is your pattern like?
How does it start or end?


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