1) The first I would suggest is Don’t Use Really Cheap Wool – you may, like me, economise just in case you can’t do it. The problem with cheap wool is that it frays during knitting, your needle slips thru the yarn gaining stitches left right and centre.

2) Keep trying and try different instructions. There are a number of different ways to knit so find one that suits you and your hands (and brain!)

More to come. Feel free to add to.