Picking up stitches help!
I'm all set to start picking up stitches for my front bands but have totally confused myself. First question - does it really matter how many sts I pick up? I'm making the middle size so it says to pick up 97 sts but after doing some rough math, if I pick up a sts for every row, that will be 126 sts. If I pick up every other row , will the bands pucker? Also, does it matter if I pick up from the bottom or the top? Meaning, If I start picking up sts from the top down on one side, do I need to do the same for the other side?