Crafting websites such as Craftsy.com and KnittingHelp.com, as well as instructional books, are great resources for knitting beginners. These resources contain basic instructions, tips and patterns.
KnittingHelp.com offers basic knitting instructions and tips through free videos and premium videos that have fees attached, and it has a member forum for questions and answers. Craftsy.com also offers video instructions for a fee, and it has a community section with pattern ideas and a blog.
Instructional knitting books are also great resources and are easy to find at local and online craft and hobby stores. Some popular knitting basics books are "The Principals of Knitting" and "Reader's Digest Knitting Handbook."