Yes, if you call the next row, row 2, bind off 9sts, work row 3, bind off 9sts on row 4, work row 5 and bind off the final 8sts on row 6.
Sounds like you're close to finishing another sweater. There's no stopping you! I'm looking forward to seeing this one too.
(Probably best if you delete page one from your post so we don't run into copyright problems. The directions are fine from page 2.)