Been teaching another lady to knit. She more or less could manage to knit the knit stitch but purl was slightly "foreign".
Started with Marianna Mel patterns for baby cardigans. She did the Max Baby cardigan using KFB and YO. Picture is her own attempt. Still struggling to cast on tighter.
Your friend did a great job. Since she is having trouble with her cast on, how about showing her the crochet cast on? Easy and has a nice edge.