Knitting question: Can I decrease in increase?

Hello! I'm knitting a Flax sweater - it's my very first sweater and I've been doing really well but I think I made a mistake... and I really REALLY don't want to frog a row because I'm terrified of doing that ha.

I am currently working on the Yoke part where I am increasing every other row - I'm supposed to do this for 18 rows of each (so 36 rows total) and from that point on, I will knit "as set" with no increases. Well, my problem is that I did 18 rows, but didn't realize it, and now have a 19th row on my needles. That 19th row is an increase row, so now I have 8 more stitches on there than the pattern calls for.

I feel like these are my options:

  1. Try to frog back a row. But I'm scared.
  2. Keep going knowing that 8 more stitches probably won't make a huge difference in fit (I'm not sure this is actually true, though??)
  3. Knit row 20 and just decrease those increases I made - will this look weird, though?

Thank you for your help! I can post pictures of the part of the pattern I am working on if any of this doesn't make sense.

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