For new knitters, wristlets are fun, stylish and easy to knit! You can find many simple patterns online, but here are a few of the easiest and cutest to make.
Knit Cabled Wristlets - These are a perfect introduction to cables! Knit up in cozy cashmere, they're great for keeping you warm on winter days! Find the pattern on Lion Brand's website at: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60157AD.html?noImages=0.
Ruffled Wristlets - If you like frilly things, you will love these! They are basic fingerless gloves, but they end in beautiful ruffles. These would be adorable with a dress! The pattern is available from Lion Brand at http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/BK4K-0609007.html?r=1.
Pulse Check Wristers - Here are simpler, smaller wristlets more suited to brand new knitters. The pattern's creator calls them "tiny hugs for the wrists" and promises that they can knit up in an evening or two! You can see the pattern here: http://knitsix.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/pulse-check-wristers-free-pattern/.
Chunky Wrist Warmers - These are basic rectangles sewed together to form wrist cuffs, but knit in bright pink and with the added flower, they are too cute for words! Novice knitters will appreciate the ease and the small amount of yarn needed for the project. Get the pattern here: http://gigglinggoblin.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/chunky-wrist-warmers-free-knitting-pattern/.
Santa Fe Wristlets - Worked in a lace rib pattern, these have the intricate look of lace but are easy to make. The pattern is worked on double point needles, so it's a nice way to learn how to knit in the round. This pattern is available from Caron at: http://naturallycaron.com/projects/santa_fe/santa_fe_1.html.
Lace Wrist Covers - This pattern, worked in worsted weight acrylic yarn, is easy on both your hands and your wallet! They look beautiful, but the pattern repeat is easy to follow. Be sure to have both sets of needles required, since you will be alternating between needle sizes throughout. Get the details here: http://barbsz-lifeisgood.blogspot.com/2009/08/lace-wrist-covers.html.
Cable Knit Wristlets - Here's another pattern for you to brush up on your cable skills! Using a Rib Stitch repeat will help you to work the pattern quickly. This pattern is available from Better Homes and Gardens at: http://www.bhg.com/crafts/knitting/wearables/cable-knit-wristlets/#.
Mario Mushroom Wrist Warmers - For the whimsical among us, this pattern is adorable! The pattern's creator describes how to adjust the pattern to your size and provides the duplicate stitch diagram for creating the mushroom picture. This would be perfect for video gamers! See the pattern here: http://vickiehowell.blogspot.com/2008/11/project-mario-mushroom-wrist-warmers.html#.
If you're looking for easy wristlet patterns, look no further! Get yourself a ball of yarn, follow the above links and get knitting!