I started with a straight stockinette stitch, only to learn the hard way that it curls terribly, turning my lovely scarf into a weird tube. Then I tried adding some different width ribbing, but hated it. So I decided to be smart and research stitches that work well for scarves, only to find that I missed the clean look of the stockinette. Then I went back to square one and tried adding a garter stitch border. Nope. Still a curly mess. I finally settled on squares of stockinette stitch, surrounded by garter stitch. It still curls a bit, but is so much better than the original version without sacrificing the look I wanted.
Self-Striping Scarf Pattern
-Bulky yarn (I used 1 skein of I Love This Chunky! Yarn in Tiger Eyes)
-Size 15 (10.00 mm) knitting needles
Cast on 16
Rows 1-4: knit across
Row 5: knit across
Row 6: knit 3, purl 10, knit 3
Rows 7-16: repeat rows 5 and 6
Rows 17-20: knit across
Repeat rows 5-20 until scarf is desired length
Cast off. Weave in ends with a tapestry needle. Block if needed.