I put a close up of the thumb section. I used waste yarn for 1/4 total stitches. knitted the mitten, then picked up those stitches top and bottom of the waste line plus one at each end and knitted the thumb with 4 needles shown left mitten. here is the PDF site i got the cute little squirrel from: http://www.elliphantom.com/images/SquirrellySwedishMittens.pdf hope the links work. boy are they cute mittens!