What I've done in the past is use the scarf pattern for the wrist--to wrap around the wrist lengthwise--and then pick up stitches around to make a basic mitten.
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
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