A scarf is the best and easies thting to knit, a good choice.
Best thing to do, go and find your local yarn shop. Find a nice yarn that you really really like, so you'll have some incentive to actually keep going, because it does get very frustrating when you start out.
Spend a few more $'s on a yarn that you love, and you'll love the scarf so much more than if you just get the cheapest one.
The yaqrn shops are always happy to offer advice, and m,any of them offer classes to beginners. It'll be the best $20 you'll ever spend.
Good luck !
at 8:23 AM on Apr. 25, 2010