I guess it does make sense, sort of.
For each round I'm decreasing by about 5 stitches, more or less. 5 x 18 = 90. If I started out with 160 - 90, that leaves me with 70. So I'm thinking that the additional 18 to get to 88 are part of that more or less part :thinking:
If that's even how you figure that out.
I think I just messed up again though. I just started a few more rows today and now all of my knits are looking like purls.