Some hints that I've learned from knittyboard.com:
ssk: slip 1 knitwise, return stitch to left-hand needle, k2tog through back loop
a very loose bind off:: single crochet in stitch, chain 1, repeat for next stitch, etc
to figure out which needle to use: Double yarn. The lowest
hole in the needle gauge that the doubled yarn will easily fit through
is the needle size to use.
easy make 1 (m1): yo, then in the next row, knit or purl the yo twisted