Please note earlier versions of the pattern contain several mistakes.
At the start of the decreases, the first line should read
“Row 1: k3 k2tog yo k3 k2tog to end of row (i.e. repeat the part in stars 8 times)”
Also, before you begin decreases you should work the last 5 stitches as k3, k2tog, omitting the last yo.
I would like to offer my sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused, and also to apologise for the delay in publishing a corrected version of the pattern.