|I made a fleece 'house jacket' some time ago, for winter evenings at home, but didn't wear it much, because it wasn't as warm as a sweater. The reason...it let cool air go up my sleeve at the wrist. One easy solution...a cuff or band made from ribbing, on the wrist.
I didn't have any ribbing that would look good with the red fleece, but I suddenly remembered a pair of fuzzy red socks I'd worn once, then threw in the back of a drawer, because they were too small for my feet.
I cut the ribbed top off of the sock, and sewed a 3-step zigzag stitch about 1/2" from the cut edge [.5mm length, 4mm width], to stop the knit from running. Then I trimmed close to the stitching.
Last, I attached the cut edge to the bottom of the sleeve, stretching the ribbing to match the sleeve edge. I used a narrow zigzag stitch [2mm length, .5mm width]. This really looks more like a normal straight stitch, but allows for a little stretch.
The adult-size socks were the perfect size for adult wrist ribbing. Child-size socks would be the perfect size for children's wrist ribbing. I used the full length of the sock's ribbing, then when wearing, turned it back to form a cuff.
I just love the way this turned out [see photo link above], and that I'm getting some use out of the like-new-but-ten-year-old socks. I just realized...I have a sock stash! :)