How do you pick up stitches on a bound off the edge?

How do you pick up more stitches than there are?

If you need to pick up your stitches at a different rate—say 3 stitches for every 4 rows—pick up three stitches, then skip one space; repeat. To pick up 1 stitch for every 2 rows, you will pick up one stitch in every other space along your side edge.

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