Hello all: Well I have completed a mitten and I am starting work on its mate. I have a question about the thumb. The directions have you knit onto a scrap piece of yarn the stitches where the thumb will go. Then you take these same stitches, put them back onto the left needle and knit as if nothing has happened. There were nine stitches; however, when I pulled out the scrap yarn, I ended up with the nine stitches on the bottom and seven stitches on the top. I should have had nine and nine. Did I miss something? I increased two stitches but that made little holes that I needed to stitch up later. I really don't want to do that again. Suggestions?