Scarves are a great way to start out learning how to knit. I actually started learning to knit by making a scarf (which I actually never did finish). I practiced the simple knit stitch to begin. If you repeat that stitch back and forth, you will create what is called a garter stitch. The opposite of the knit stitch is the purl stitch. Alternating the purl stitch with the knit stitch (ex. row 1 purl, row 2 knit, row 3 purl, ect.) you will create what is called a stockinette stitch.
The beautiful thing about scarves is that you don't really need a pattern to make one. Just simply use your favorite stitch, knit it as wide as you want, and as long as you want! Most stitch patterns are just a combination of the knit and purl stitches. Some require a few more elements, but are rarely hard.
Here's a website for some fun stitches that I enjoy:
New Stitch a Day
If you're not a knitter, you can find some beautiful scarves that I will be adding to through the winter months in my Etsy Store. If you have a special request, I am more than happy and capable to make what you need. Message me here on Weebly or through Etsy!