Since 96 is a multiple of 12, you should come out using your last two stitches as a k2tog. 10 plus 2 equals 12. You'll decrease 8 stitches on this round and have 88 stitches left--a multiple of 11, which is why you'll k9, k2tog.
You can look back at what you did on the first round. It's possible that you knit an extra in there somewhere. If you already are down to 88, I'd cheat and just knit the last one and pretend I knitted 2 together. After that your decreases should turn out even.