I thought I would start with the french knot, which I have used in my ladybird, butterfly patterns, and starfish. It can be really useful, especially for making eyes on little creatures.
|First fasten on at the back of your knitting and stitch through to the front|
|Wind the wool around your needle twice|
|Sew into your knitting, close to where you came up, but not through the same hole|
Troubleshooting: The main ways your french knot might go wrong are if you sew in too close to where you came up. If this happens you will find all your wool seems to disappear with no knot. Just have another go. A bit of practice and it get easier.
|Pull the wool through and you should find yourself with a perfect little french knot|
Simple. If you want to make a slightly larger knot you can wrap the wool around the needle three times.