I am a brand new knitter and after learning the knit stitch and attempting (and failing) to make a scarf I decided to do some practice. I know the scarf requires a purl stitch and some k1p1, so I started a swatch and did some knits and for the first time purls. I also attempted to k1p1 without looking up how to and made a mess if things so after looking it up I did a new swatch doing k1p1 and it went great!
I feel great and I also feel like this scarf is even closer to being possible than I thought!
Sorry for the rambling,