Ah, I love these fingerless mittens. My hands are always cold and with these mitts I can still type or dig in the garden or whatever else I get myself into, because there's always something. These mitts work up quickly on size 8 needles and I love fast knitting projects. The yarn I used is called Scrumptious and it's delightful blend of angora and silk. The angora makes them so soft and the silk gives them a gentle drape.
As for techniques there's two different increases to learn, one that slants left and one that slants right and they give the illusion that the thumb gusset is growing from the palm. Give them a try!
The pattern is available on Etsy from Heather Ink. Happy knitting!