The materials may not make too much difference. After you cast on put the needle with your stitches in your left hand, take the empty needle in the right and insert the tip of it into the first st on the other needle. Wrap the yarn around and pull it through. The Knit stitch videos can be stopped and backed up so you can see the movements. This is presuming you're a right handed knitter and it, doesn't matter if you hold the yarn in the right or left hand, the stitches are made pretty much the same way.
sue- knitting heretic