Picking-up stitches alongside of work

Instead of casting-on stitches to create a sleeve, you can create the starting row by picking up the stitches in the "ladders" between the 1st. and 2nd. stitches on the rows - the rate is normally 3 to 4, the BLUE dot notes the "ladders" to start the next sequence of 3 stitches.
animation showing how to pick up edge stitches

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