Thanks for your quick response, but I just finished "1" mitten knitted on DPN's and ran into this and that's what I did, but I didn't know if this was the correct way to do this, or if it made any difference in the way it was supposed to look. I'm not sure I like DPN knitting--I guess I need to get used to it. One problem is, when you make a sl. mistake, it is "high maintenance" fixing it. Also, I found picking up one stitch at the "gap" of the thumb, very confusing on this mitten pattern. I picked up the stitch where I thought it was supposed to be, starting knitting, and found that it looked like purling instead of stockinette stitching. So, I finally figured out that I had to start at a different point on the thumb. The thumb part to me was more difficult than any part of the pattern. Any suggestions?