Help picking up armhole on sweater

I cant understand these directions… Looks like its saying to pick up every stitch, but it says you should be left with about 38 sts, which is a little more than half of the stitches around the armhole, definetly not all of them, and it doesnt look like theres another direction to pick up the rest of the stitches later to knit… No idea what im doing.

I would disregard the “approx. 1 st per row”. Space out your picked up sts so that you pick up the required number. The photo looks like about one stitch every other row but use whatever works for you. If you pick up a couple more it’ll be ok.

Very sweet pattern!