I was under the understanding in this pattern that the 30 row pattern repeat is 14 rows fleurette lace followed by 16 rows horseshoe and lace. The waist shaping begins the second pattern repeat starting with the fleurette lace. So if I follow it-starting with 11 stitches
Ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog
I am left with 10 stitches not 9.
Again, I'm sorry for any inconvenience with regard to all my questions.