Hey guys, thanks for the replies....for those that are wondering about the pick up stitchs "thing"....
You might want to try :
Visually divide the area into 4 sections (by putting 3 pins) along the side, then pickup 25 sts in each of the 4 sections ! This is makes it alot less difficult, if you have trouble counting the stitches sequence listed in the boxer pattern. You have the opportunity to check youself as you pick up the stitches !