A basics-and-beyond book with plenty of projects, friendly advice, and coaching throughout. I knit several of these projects and they were a delight to follow along with.
This book has 25 projects that are very attainable for a new knitter. It was copyrighted in 2003. Scroll through the pictures to see some of the projects.
New this book was listed as $19.95. I found it on Amazon for an average of $8 with free shipping.