When you learn how to knit, don't try to figure out "everything at once". Knitting techniques is so diversified, that even having 20-30 years of experience in knitting, you will still find something you have never head before about your favorite hobby.
Besides that, knitting technique doesn't stay on the same place. Every day thousands of talented designers invent something new in this old like world itself knitting technique.
What is the solution? Is it really possible to learn quickly how to knit? Sure, it is! Fortunately even basic knitting techniques will allow you to make the vast majority of beautiful knitting project. Where should you start? Let's see.... Here is the plan. For any knitting project you will have to know:
Where to find all this information? Since the majority of people are the visual learners, it is better for learning if you CAN SEE what you are going to do. There are a few options.
When you're confident with knitting techniques from the Step 1, you can knit ANY rectangular or square shaped projects: scarfs, shawls, simple hats, blankets, and so on. Would you like to knit something more complicated like sweaters, skirts and so on? Here are two more techniques to learn:
This Step will teach you how to read and knit patterns, to use different knitting stitches and techniques, to join parts of garments to each other, and so on. I'll update this Step all the time. There are so many interesting things to learn and to discuss. Let's begin from the links below.
Knit a cable: with or without the aid of a cable needle.
Circular Knitting: Large and small diameter circular knitting.
Knitting Charts: How to read them.
Twisted Stitch not always is an error.
Raglan Sleeves: "Trivia" which make a difference.
Mosaic Knitting: An Easy Alternative of Fair Isle.