the thumb feels totally wrong for me. how do i do a gusseted thumb, what does that mean? mine are to gauge and they feel wrong on my hands.. im gutted because there are so many beautiful pairs of these in the kals. at least they were quick. im trying to work out some changes.
When you make a thumb gusset, you increase stitches starting at the base of the hand, till you reach a certain number for the thumb... then you separate those stitches off, and keep knitting the hand. When you go back to knit the thumb, you typically only have to pick up maybe 2 or 3 stitches to close the gap. What you end up with is a mitt that's shaped like your hand - narrow at the wrist, widening up to the thumb - rather than a straight mitt with a random hole sticking out at a 90-degree angle.
This mitten pattern is a good example of what I'm explaining in way too many words: http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/the-mitts.html