Hi Jerri! I remember being really intimidated by knits when I first started, but I’ve come to really enjoy them. They’re very forgiving, in a way. Here are a few great tips:
tips for sewing with knit fabrics
I found that my specific setup had a few quirks — for who knows what reason, ballpoint needles didn’t work well for me but stretch needles did, and now I’ve gotten to where I just use regular needles when I forget to switch types, and I don’t even really notice it.
Some types of knit are very slinky and liquidy and tricky to handle, while the more stable types like interlock are much easier to keep lined up and moving smoothly.
Good luck and don’t hesitate to ask if you have more questions, lots of the other gals around here are quite experienced.