Getting Knitty with it
Before you can learn to knit, you must learn to cast on. All projects begin with a slip knot, and casting on stitches. This is a video that I first learned to cast on with. I find videos and books with photos are the easiest to learn from when starting out.
There are two basic types of stitches when it comes to knitting. Once you know those two, you can teach yourself more complicated stitches. The more difficult stitches are just variations of the Knit stitch and the Purl.
Knit Stitch (left) _____ Purl (right)