How do you pick up stitches on your neck?
For horizontal edges: Insert the knitting needle through the center of a stitch below the bind-off chain, wrap or pick the working yarn, and pull it through the stitch to the front. Picking up through the center of a stitch on horizontal edges creates continuity from the sweater body into the neckband ribbing.
How do you pick up and knit a shawl collar?
To pick up a stitch, insert the tip of your needle THROUGH the edge of the work, 1 stitch in from the edge. Wrap the yarn around the needle, and using the tip of the needle, draw a loop up through the work from the WS to the RS of the work. and draw it through the RS. You have picked up one stitch!