Knitting tutorials and patterns can be found here:
Knitting in the round
Knitted brooch pattern
My favourite knitting books:
Ann Budd's Getting Started Knitting Socks
If you only buy one sock book, then buy this one. It has patterns for every type of wool and size, and goes from demystifying the whole process of knitting socks in the round, suitable for complete beginners with step by step photos, to more complicated lace and cables and colours.
Jane Brocket's The Gentle Art of Knitting
A beautifully photographed and presented book as you would expect from Jane Brocket, with patterns for everything from dishcloths to aprons (yes, knitted aprons!) to scarves and a lovely cosy sweater. I love the thoughtful way that Jane writes about knitting - there is plenty to read as well as knit, and her approach to colour is inspiring. Something for everyone here.
Joelle Hoverson's Last Minute Knitted Gifts
A wide range of projects from the very small to the quite large - all grouped according to how long they take to knit. A great source of presents for other people and yourself! Beautiful design, and clear instructions.