Dotted Stripes Afghan

I’m knitting the dotted stripes afghan on page 58 of big needle knit afghans. If anyone has knitted this, how many sts do you skip when you pick up the 148 on the side. Also, do you pick up sts on both sides, or just one?

I think you pick up stitches on both sides so you have the same edging all the way around.

As for how many stitches to skip, count how many rows you’ve made and see how many need to be skipped and divide that evenly. One thing you could do, too, is to mark the side with some yarn or markers, divided evenly into quarters and make sure you get 37 stitches in each quarter.