knitting pattern confusion

I got a new pattern to do (my first attempt at clothing) and I’m a little confused. I’m doing “pattern 4“ and the stitch counts and instructions here seem to be a little contradictory. Can anyone help me figure out what I need to do?

Thank you

Assuming you have 73sts to start your Raglan Shaping, after Casting(Binding) Off 5sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows you now have 63sts.
For the 4th size Only, The First Row decreases another 2sts 1 st at the beginning (Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch) then at the end of the row (Knit 2sts together) you now have 61sts to work rows 2, 3&4. You might want to make a copy of your pattern and highlight or circle the numbers for the size you are making this will make it easier to follow. Good Luck

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Thank you!

For some reason I was reading it as decreasing the pattern the entire way length of the work…

It’s an easy mistake to make sometimes I have to type an instruction out substituting the abbreviations to get it to make sense.