As other have said, BEST is subjective. what is best for you, might not be best for me.
1--try and find a REAL life knitting friend.
Various BB's have info on local groups, see if you can find one.
2--Join Ravelry- (and look for a real life friend/knitting group there too)
3--Knit what ever YOU REALLY WANT.
Anne Modiset knit a multi color intarsia sweater as a first project.. she REALLY LOVED the design, and that helped her work through the problesm..
ME? one of my early projects was Fair isle in the round.. again, I LOVE color work. but maybe you love cables, or something else. Knit what you LOVE.
4--ABSOLUTELY use this site, and other on line resourses (including the public library.--and YouTube-there a many video's available, explaining many aspects of knitting.
5--Just as there is NO BEST, there are almost NO WRONGS.
don't let anyone tell you "that's wrong"
you can deside for your self things are wrong, and ask for help, but there are many ways to knit, and none of them are wrong.
6--get a good camera, and take photo's of your knitting.
if you find a problem or a mistake, photograph, post the image and ask for help.
And don't forget to photo's of FO's--I've forgotten things i've knit last month--(only i have photo reminders) the things i knit 20 years ago? i can hardly remember at all!
Finally, Enjoy! Knitting is easy enough to get the basics in 10 weeks or so, and interesting enough that after 45 + years, i am still learning!