Pick up stitches and knit evenly

Hi there
My pattern reads that I have to pick up and knit evenly 83 sts along the straight edge, 50 sts along the shaped edge and 11 sts across the back of the neck.
I understand the question but have never picked up and knitted stitches I would welcome any advice you may have on how to do this.

Many thanks
Lesley

go to the Advanced Techniques tab at the top of this site and you will find instructions/video for picking up stitches.