Just out of curiosity, what do you end up with?
I read this pretty much as how was described before (I'll start from start of row):
k1, ssk (sl, sl, k2tog from right needle), *k9, sl2 (slip 2 sts), k1, p2sso (either individually or together), rep from *, end k9, k2tog, k1
I get that you repeat from * 8 times
k1, ssk (becomes 2sts) *k9, sl2, k1, p2sso repeated 8 times (becomes 80sts), k9, k2tog, k1 (becomes 11sts) = 2+80+11 = 93sts