I finished off the fine gauge mittens this week.
As is obvious from the photo, I wimped out and did the thumb top decrease section in just one color. I think the blue would have been a better choice than the pink. I'm not going to rip back, but if I get ambitious I may try a few stitches in duplicate stitch to break up the vast expanse of pink.
There is no change in stitch count in the cuffs. the slight flair is caused by 1) the fact that my cast-ons always tend to be a little loose 2) there is a purl row near the edge and my purling tends to be looser than my knitting 3) stranded color work tend to pull in.
I meant to do that....... Yeah, that's the ticket.
Actually, I don't mind the flair.