I had a bit of a struggle with the mitten top and it took four tries to get it right. The first time through I missed an instruction, the second attempt was much too pointy, the third attempt had two many decrease points and on the fourth attempt I finally got something that looks like the photos included with the pattern. There's only the thumb left on mitten no. 1 now. The nurses and office staff were really impressed with this one. They are always interested to know what I'm working on.