I finished seaming the button bands to the cardigan fronts last night, and now it's time to pick up stitches for the collar.
Give my my yarn and a crochet hook! I don't think that there's one right way to pick up stitches, as long as the loops face the correct way on the needles. I locate the stitch just underneath the bind-off edge, using the stitch loops as my location guide. Some patterns say to pick up three out of every four stitches, or four out of every five. I say, do what looks good to you.
Which is exactly what I did here.