I want to learn how to knit. Where do I start?
I know the basics of knitting using two needles, but that's it - and it's been awhile. I've made quite a few scarves in my day, but nothing more complicated than that. What is the best resource for learning how to knit more complicated things like hats, legwarmers, and sweaters? I also really want to make a big, warm blanket, but I don't think that would be super complicated (it's basically bunch of scarves sewn together with yarn, right?)
I joined Ravelry, but I'm overwhelmed - maybe I'm doing it wrong, but I can't find a basic "so you want to learn how to knit" page there. I'm pretty sure it's for more experienced knitters. I... don't really know how to read a pattern, or how to choose yarn, or how to use circular needles - I might not even remember how to cast on anymore.
I'm looking for a book or two, or really good and detailed blogs/tutorials for beginners. I looked at a few of these knitting blogs from a previous question
, but they're not really what I'm looking for.