I'm not a knitter, I found it tricky when I was a child when my Mum tried to teach me. The best I managed was a knitted teddy in garter stitch. However, my daughter has a go at knitting every now and then, so I have taught myself some basics so I can help her along. Whilst searching the internet for some easy beginners patterns I came across these knitted stockings by Jean Greenhowe http://www.jeangreenhowe.com/patterns.html I always have a go to see how easy the pattern is!
I've got a bit carried away as they knit up quite quickly! The last one is awaiting stitching up! My daughter decided to try the Nittybod on the same webpage!