Here's some toasty knitted slippers from Emu wools which are perfect for knitting novices as they are only made out of squares of garter stitch - no increasing and decreasing, no purling, and definitely no more than two needles required.
You'll need double knitting wool in a main colour (MC) and a contrast colour (CC). You'll also need 4mm knitting needles (UK 8). Tension is 10 stitches to 5cm, measured over garter stitch.
To fit shoe size 3 (4, 5, 6, 8)
Make 3 small squares:
Using 4mm needles and MC, cast on 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts and k18 (22, 26, 32, 36) rows. Cast off.
Make 1 large square:
Using MC, cast on 24 (28, 32, 36, 40) sts and work in the following stripe sequence for 36 (44, 52, 62,, 72) rows: K2 rows MC, 2 rows CC. Cast off.
To make up, using a back stitch, join squares as shown in diagram, working from nos 1 to 8, joining edges 1 to 1, 2 to 2, 3 to 3 etc, so they all correspond.
Make a pompom and sew in the centre. Repeat pattern again for other slipper (assuming that you're going to want two...)