My only experience in knitting is that one time my mom showed me how to knit a scarf. She started the first row, I made a second and it was so tight I couldn’t countinue. Never touched a knitting needle ever since – until now.
Some of my colleagues told me about a knitting magazine. For the first issue, they give a pair of knitting needles and some yarn for all the followings. Each issue contains – among several other models – a different pattern for a 15*15 cm square. If you knit all these squares, you will learn a lot about knitting and get a patchwork style balnket/throw.