I am a beginner knitter too, and I LOVE using the eyelash yarn. I have used several different kinds to make scarves and it took me a while to get used to it, but this is what I do -
To make my scarves I use a size 11 needle (I prefer the aluminum ones) and I feel the stitches with my finger to make sure I put the needle in the right place. If you feel the yarn, you can feel where the main strand is, even if you can't always see it because of the eyelash part. And, after every row, I count the stitches to make sure I got them all. And, since it is so fluffy, if you make a few mistakes it doesn't usually matter, my biggest problem when I first started using it was hooking too far in the stitch and ending up with an extra stitch at the end of the row, so in the next one I would just k2tog in the middle somewhere.
Good luck!! I know it is tricky at first, but if you use your hands more than your eyes, I think you will like the results!