If you are looking for a new hobby to spend some extra time in a nice way while killing boredom, knitting is very nice and productive to begin with. It not only lets you improve your creative skills and innovativeness, but also rewards you with some nice knitted stuff. In addition, knitting has been shown to improve memory and reduce stress. So you can start by learning about vintage knitting patterns.
First of all, you need to learn what kind of student you are. Try reading things and watch some tutorials. Then go for what looks more convincing and understanding. Then you have to buy some basic materials to start with vintage knitting patterns. As an appetizer, you would need some simple knits and some balls of high quality wool yarn. It is recommended to keep things in a bag as you do not have to worry about losing anything then.
After gathering the necessary things, it is now time to practice some basic stitches. Do not rush to start a project. Develop some fluid with the basic seams and practice until you are good. Once you have learned the basics, you must know how to maintain the consistency of your seams by learning how to maintain tension.
That's pretty much everything with the basics. Now you have to start with a simple and small project.