"Why knit flat when it can be done in the round" is my approach to knitting these days. And just about every garments can be knitted in the round - making it easy to try projects right off the needles (especially on two pairs of circular ones), and customizing them along the way. To knit in the round also means there's no seams and therefore less sewing of these tricky edges.
If following a pattern written for flat knitting, some slight modifications will be necessary but certainly worth the adjustment.
In the spring, I came across this lovely pattern on Tora Frøseth's blog and adapted it to knitting in the round.
Here's my version of Annefødder wrist warmers knitted in light purple and green with some sumptuous blue sky alpacas.