If you can do a gauge swatch, you can make these wristers! You just knit a square piece with a bit of ribbing then sew up the side leaving a hole for your thumb. I need to learn how to knit so that I can do this!
Stitches etc.: Tip - Blocking made easy! Use a towel with a waffle texture for blocking - it gives you a grid to work on and you don't have to keep measuring to make sure it's straight! If you don't have a waffle towel, stripes are also good.
Stretchiest cast on & bind offs ~ This edge can take it--hats and mittens go through three kids and the edge still looks good. Socks last until the heels wear out. The main thing, though, is that it Could.