Having knitted a couple of scarves with plain patterns (garter stitch and stockinette), I thought I'd try out some other patterns, and see what there is to that. I've now knitted up a few swatches for the simplest patterns, as I work my way up. I'm trying to match the lengths on them, so that by the time I'm done I can stitch them together and create... yet another scarf!
In any case, here are the swatches I've created so far:
These are, clockwise, starting from the top left, 2x4 ribbing, basket weave, stockinette, garter stitch and seed stitch. So, there you go. Now I'm trying to work on some slightly more fancy patterns....