Picking up stitches

:wall: The pattern says to pick up and knit 45 stitches along neck edge. What is the trick to picking up an even amount of stitches when you have to guesstimate? Help - I am thisclose to finishing this!

Along the back of the neck, pick up 1 for 1. Along the sides, pick up 2 for every 3 rows, or 3 for every 4 rows. Or just wing it - pick up at a rate that looks like the sts/inch you have and stop and count along the way. Like halfway around, you should have 22-23 stitches.

sue

:notworthy: Thank You, Thank You!!! I did it , yay me! Look for the pic on the FO forum in a day or two. Deb