The instruction "pick up and knit" should be banished from the knitting language! The "pick up" part is putting your needle or crochet hook through the right stitch. The "knit" part is pulling the yarn through.
SO YOU DID IT RIGHT!
Selvedge stitches are the edge stitches that are added for seaming or picking up. (selvedge = self edge)
"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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