I've completed a hooded cardigan and now have to do the button bands and finishing touches. I'm used to picking up the stitches and knitting up one side around the hood casting off then picking up stitches and doing the other band. The pattern is calling for me to do the following:
cast on 7sts, pick up 1st on bottom of front of body then knit across. continue in garter st and at body side knit the last st and one picked up from body together. continue in this manner up front of sweater and around hood and down the other front.
When I tried this i got the stitches all twisted. Not sure how to do this.......seems easy but when i try i screw it up.
Is it going to look absolutely terrible if i pick up stitches and knit it the way i usually do and forget the pattern?