I messed up on my last post--let's try again.
What you are going to do is pick up stitches down the short side, across the bottom and up the other short side.
Amy has video in the Basic Techniques More section (scroll down) for picking up stitches.
It will be awkward at first, but once you start knitting in the round, it will be a breeze.
"Trust the pattern!"
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