Hi and welcome!
Start with a worsted weight yarn (I liked using varigated multicolor yarn to start- it made it easier to tell what stitch was on what row, etc.) and size 8 or so needles. First learn to cast on, then the knit stitch. My first project (I hated the idea of just knitting useless swatches while learning or pulling everything out!) was a garter (knit every row) scarf. Once I learned to purl, I did a k3 p3 prayer shawl (and by the end of that, I was hooked!)
The videos here are great for learning. Once you have knitting and purling down: go here to learn your socks- http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/
She has very detailed pictures and explains everything so well!
Good luck & we're here for you!
OTN: - Tree of Life afghan, socks, afghan for Dad, Tura Maeve baby dress, alpaca Winter Mountains scarf, Frida poncho
Recently FO- Quinn cabled bag, Evangeline fingerless gloves (2 pairs), Topknot baby hats, pompom & earflap hats, 8 pairs of socks, Baby Folkwear Caftan, Debbie Bliss Baby Shawl (blanket)
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