I've been a die-hard crocheter for almost 16 years now, but I've recently become fixated on the idea of learning to knit, mostly because I have a huge pile of yarn I want to make a jumper out of. I should probably start with something smaller though.
I am going to highly recommend you give a try to Tin Can Knits Simple Collection! It was specially created for people that were just starting to knit! Be sure to practice your cast on and knit and purls before you start a pattern, make a gauge swatch basically just so you can get the swing of it!
Here is the link to the Simple Collection