Tip #1 ... Just because someone works at the craft store doens't mean they can knit. Beware. They won't admit to not knowing but will in fact lead you down the wrong path grasshopper.Silly naive un-knowledgeable me came home with the wrong yarn. Despite being told it was close to the brand the directions called for it wasn't. I bought two of the same color where had I noticed or been told they were knitted together at the same time I could have picked out two different colors. That would have looked amazing.
Tip #2 ... Read, read & read once more. Then research it online. Duh!I was so concerned with measurements and acronyms that I didn't even think to just looked up the actually brand of yarn being used. Had I done this I would have noticed that it is actually nylon ribbon yarn and not your gramma's type of yarn. Despite all this I am impressed on how quick I have picked it up and can't wait to go shopping for more supplies. For under $20 I bought my first set of needles and two balls of yarn which will complete my project.
How To Knit - Casting On
How To Knit - Casting Off