I know absolutely nobody that knows how to knit, but want to give it a go. Whats the best book/method/way to teach yourself if you really have to do it all by yourself?
How did you learn how to knit?
knittinghelp.com taught me. :) I also got the Stitch and Bitch book to use for when I am away from the computer. It doesn't have everything that knittinghelp.com does but it was enough to be a good reminder if I was stuck on something.
This is exactly how I learned also (including the Stitch n' Bitch book)
All suggestions above but also books from local library. Look for books in the Children's section. They seem to have better, simpler instructions.
One friend learned from the Klutz book that had knitting for kids.
Many local libraries have weekly knitting groups too. Ask around.
Kids books are the way to go! i had just quit smoking and my Mom sent me a big box of nasty acryllic yarn - i used my 6 yo daughters book 'intro to knitting' to learn all the stitches , i made a trapezoid blanket...lol - but i still dont smoke and now i can work on far more complex projects!
I learned to knit before the internet was around and knitting wasn't even very popular at that time. I bought a little book called "Teach Yourself to Knit" and figured things out by following the pictures and instructions.
Finding a yarn store and asking about classes is a great way to go. There are several websites that can give you video instruction and YouTube is a great resource too.
Well, a lady from church taught me how to knit with knitting needles, as well as how to use a knitting loom. It was good to have someone working with me one-on-one, because I could grasp the idea better.
After I got some of the basics down, I found that the knitting books designed for kids were another good way to help me with basic patterns and stitches. These three books are at JoAnns Crafts and on Amazon.com and they helped me a lot:
I Can Knit! (Annie's Attic book)
Kids Knitting (I don't know the publisher of this book)
Teach Me to Knit (Leisure Arts book)
They also make DVD's for kids that help them learn how to knit. Even though you are not a kid, this might help too. Have fun! Let us know how its going.