First Knits: Projects for Beginning Knitters
by Kate Haxell and Luise Roberts & a pair of BAMBOO needles are what got me knitting, finally. I can't overstate the importance of learning on bamboo needles, & not the hand-me-down aluminum ones that someone passed down.
I've taught several people to knit, including an 8 year old grandson, & bamboo can mean the difference between a healthy fiber addiction & an aversion to the yarny goodness.
I also have to agree with Juliafc, because what appeals to me might not get the next knitter excited