Online resources for learning to knit are available on the Lion Brand Yarns website, at the Learning Center of the Craft Yarn Council's website, at About.com and at KnittingHelp.com. Vogue Knitting also offers instructions and information on basic knitting techniques, complete with helpful diagrams.
KnittingHelp.com provides a 45-minute "How to Knit" series for beginner knitters. It is divided into three sections, one that explains the long tail cast-on, one that covers the knit and purl stitches, and another that demonstrates a basic bind-off, as well as how to finish a knitting project. Tips for good knitting and fixing common knitting mistakes are also included.