Knitting with cotton dishcloth yarn is a great way to be frugal with your knits - and everyone loves a hand knit dishcloth! Hand knit dishcloths are machine washable, and can be washed along with your regular laundry. And this bias knit garter.
This PDF includes three variants of the pattern charted in different width st wide), with different thumb construction. There are two options with afterthought thumbs, and one with a side-thumb. You just have to decide which one you want to knit.