I do not do well with reading ( or perhaps understanding) knitting patterns. However I have finally knitted enough to grasp some very basic knitting language. This is what I do when I have a large amount of repeat in a pattern and need to keep track of where I am.
Most patterns look something like this.
And after the first repeat you will get something like this " Repeat rows 1 - 6 11 more times or until your work is 14 inches long"
I tend to do more than one thing at once, multi task. I also get interrupted often. So this is how I keep track of where I am at. I made this chart. Each box is a row of knitting. Each row is a complete set or what is to be repeated. I also print it large so I can see it at a glance.