What does this mean? "Row 2: Work in 2x2 Rib as set to last 2 sts, turn work." Is it don't do the last two sts and turn the work around with the sts still on the needle?
It would help to have a little more of the pattern to read, but my guess is that you're exactly right. You could be creating short rows. What are you making?
A headband. And yes they are short rows. I'm new to knitting and have never seen this on a pattern before. The previous row is a 2X2 rib.
Sounds like the Calorimetry and yes, that's exactly what you do. Leave those 2 sts unknit, and when you do the next row, do the same thing. Eventually you'll go back and add them to your knitting.