One of the easiest and effective stitches you can knit is called the Seed Stitch. This pattern stitch can be worked on rows with odd or even numbers. Seed Stitch patterns look great as borders or edges or even their own sections of a project, such as squares of an afghan or of course a scarf.
In the picture above the seed stitch is evident on the end of the scarf as well as running along the edges. Especially when knitting with many rows of stockinette stitch, it’s good to have a border which prevents your pattern from curling up relentlessly. A Seed Stitch pattern looks pretty on its own or can be used with many other stitches.
To knit using even numbers:
Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: *p1, k1; rep from *.
To knit using odd numbers:
Row 1: k1, *p1, k1; rep from *.
Row 2: Rep Row 1.