Yup. Use that knitty.com article. That's where I learned, and I'm uber new too. Oh, and look at their article (or the ones here) about when you start a new ball or colour of yarn. I tied all mine together (as my knitting book told me to) before realizing you could start a new ball without tying a new one on to the old yarn, and my scarf has lumpy knots. Oh well.. gotta start somewhere.