You can pick up two and skip one all the way and that should work out pretty well.
One thing I do is to tie a small piece of yarn at each quarter-of-the-way measurement to make sure I get an even number of stitches in each section.
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
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