it sounds like you're reading the pattern correctly and perhaps making the start of some short rows. When you turn like this you will get a small hole. See what the remaining directions say. It's possible that the hole forms part of a pattern or that it will not be seen in the finished shorts.
There are ways of doing short rows to avoid the hole (see the video under Advanced Techniques on the Free Videos tab) but Debbie Bliss is usually very explicit about how she wants patterns worked and also very aware of detail.