I get reduced down 20:
K36, skpo, turn (-1)
sl 1, p8, p2tog, turn (-1)
sl 1, k8, skpo, turn (-1)
Repeat these two for seven more times (-14)
Then work first of the two again: (sl 1, p8, p2tog, turn) (-1)
Next row is Sl1 k to end
K17,k2tog, p8 skpo, k1 (total 44 stitches) (-2)
Add all those together and you get 20 stitches reduced.
Does that answer your question, or am I missing something?
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