How to start - the long tail cast on
To start you need to get stitches onto one of the needles, I used 60 stitches for the scarf. Here is how you do it:
Holding the needles
How to do a purl
How to do a knit
A simple pattern
For the scarf I used a simple pattern: For the very first stitch I used a purl, for the rest I did one row of purls and for the next row knits.