Beginners Handbook of Knitting Stitches ($3.62) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EA2RA02/hpb2-20/ASIN/B00EA2RA02 Simple and easy to follow. - I would definitely recommend this to new knitters. - Good go to reference book.
This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the honeycomb brioche stitch. This variation of the brioche stitch creates a thick fabric that simulates the hexagons of a honeycomb. It can be worked in multiple colors for a different effect and is great for blankets, scarves, sweaters, and bags.