Another dishcloth entry
My daughter knit her first dishcloth using this pattern; she caught on to the pattern immediately and finished her dishcloth the same day. I've noticed that she's a much faster knitter than I am (she just learned to knit last fall). She's not a "process" knitter but a very intense results-oriented knitter. I don't think I could enjoy knitting as much as I do if it made me tense or nervous.
For a new knitter, this dishcloth pattern is a great way to learn YO (yarn over) and K2tog (knit two together) as increase/decrease methods. Materials can be purchased at your nearest hobby or discount store -- the yarn and supplies won't set you back more than $5 (USD). Knitting is accessible to anybody who wants to learn.