I'm quite new to knitting myself and I'm not very good at understanding all the written knitting guides (even when they have pictures) so I've taught myself everything via YouTube. There's loads of great channels dedicated to knitting tutorials and they include everything from basic stitches, to fixing mistakes, increasing, decreasing, knitting cables, fair isle, knitting in the round, knitting lace etc. 'Good Knit Kisses' and 'How to Eugene' are some good knitting channels on YouTube.
At the moment I'm using the 'Knitted Farm Animals' book by Sarah Keen to practice making knitted toys (not that I have any use for them, but they look nice!).