GG, thanks for the errata link. I don't have the pattern but with short rows, you want to follow each direction to turn and complete the row which will take you back over the stitches just worked. As GG mentioned, if it's a knit row, knit the stitches; if it's a purl row, purl them. Usually at some point in the pattern, you begin picking up and working the stitches at the turn for the short rows. Maybe it would be easier if you quote the line or two (not the whole pattern) that are confusing you and we can all try to help?