Great visual I just ripped it apart and then I counted every available stitch I could go in.
For the back of the neck right side has 22st, the back left has 21 sts
For the front of the neck right side has 29sts, the front left has 27sts
That is a total of 99sts which would be good for his neck but the stitches are not spaced evenly. So is it better to just pick up these stitches like they appear with the 3m or should I do it spaced evenly and go inbetween like you said. Will it gap at one side more if there are more stitches than the other side?
Also, some stitches have a bigger gap than the others. I think it is because I must have CO that stitch looser and so the edge holds the stitch :?? open more. I think it looked better skipping that stitch and use the two stitches beside it to try and close it a little. But I need all the stitches I can get. Do you have any tips on how not to have any holes at the pick up edge? I first picked up with my regular tension and then ripped it out anc picked up looser so there was no pull on the stitch but in some spots there is still a little hole. What do you think?