My little sister is practicing good stitchwork. Here's what she did:
You will need: pair of size 13 needles, chunky or super chunky weight yarn
Step 1: Cast on 5 stitches to one needle.
Step 2: Knit all stitches until piece (skinny scarf) measures 60 inches or desired length.
Step 3: Bind off.
Step 4: YOU, as the mom, put on the fringe. I don't have any links for you, but there are many resources around. My sister was worried about cutting the end, but had trouble with the tapestry needle. She just decided that fringe would be the easiest, because the tail just blends in with the fringe. Hopw this helps!