Help with Olive's Tights knitting pattern


I am new to German short rows and have a question about an instruction on my pattern for Olive’s Tights by Knitting with Olive.

If the instruction is "Short-Row 2 (WS): Ds, p13 (15, 17), tw” does this mean I wrap my yarn around to form the double stitch, purl, then purl an additional 13 (15, 17)? Or do I just wrap my yarn then purl 13 (15, 17)?

Any help is much appreciated!

Thank you,


Welcome to the forum!
Form the double stitch and then purl the given number (13,15 or 17) for your size.
You can see it here:

German short rows are a very handy way to work short rows without some of the fussiness of wrap & turn. Both work nicely as do several other short row techniques so it’s a matter of personal preference.
The tights are adorable.
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