I learned from KnittingHelp too, lots of pausing and rewinding, but the videos are very well done! I chose the Continental style, even though it was harder to learn (took me an hour just to figure out how to knit a row). I tried English style when I was a teen and HATED it it - the hand movements with Continental are so much more efficient.
I'd also consider doing a smaller project - scarves can get boooooring. I chose this dishcloth
as my first project, to practice knits and purls, and I was already bored and ready to move on to something more fun halfway through it (I didn't even make it square, stopped with a rectangle shape). If you look at the pictures, you can see the mistakes and uneven tension at the top, then how quickly the kinks got worked out. Project #2 was a hat - so much more fun