It will help if you place markers where you are supposed to increase. This will make it easy to see. And yes, it will seem to be large. But once you work through the pattern and try it on, you'll see that it's just fine. If you look at your hand, the outside edge will be almost straight up and down. Your hand on the thumb side gradually gets larger and larger. This is the reason for all the increases. It'll work out. You'll see.
Welsh corgis are cool.