Ack, I'm having a hard time getting the chart open again, but what I remember from earlier is that there's 2 decs and 1 yo in the first row. There are 8 boxes, each of which denotes an action. Unless I was reading the chart wrong... I don't know if that's a copy of the original, but some of those symbols are difficult to figure out, even with enlarging it.
okay, finally got it open, here's how the first row reads to me --
p1, p2togtbl, p1, YO, k3, k2tog, k1 - and that uses 10 sts, less 2 decs plus 1 inc = 9 sts at the end of the row.
sue- knitting heretic