I agree, you don't really need it; about the only thing in it that will actually help you learn to knit is the booklet. The videos and help here can teach you as well. The yarn needles can be bought for about $1, stitch markers you can make with snips of yarn or buy a bag of plastic rings for $1, and needles are maybe $3/pair. The needle gauge (which you won't need for a long time) is about $2. Any ruler will do, you can use spare needles or scrap yarn for stitch holders, and you may not need a row counter but they're about $5, I think, maybe less. So you can pick these extras up for not very much when you need them. Save the extra $$ for yarn!