I'm using a size 8 needles.
co, 26 sts
rows 1-4 knit
after knitting the first four rows this is the basket weave pattern:
( 1) k3, k5, p5, k5, p5, k3
do this for 10 rows
(2) k3, p5, k5, p5, k5, k3
do this for 10 rows then go back to to (1) and repeat till you get the length you want for the scarf.
remember to add four rows of knitting at the bottom, the three k3 at the beginning and end of the rows are boarders as are the four rows of knit at the top and bottom of the scarf.
finish with bo.
bo=bind off (which I haven't come to yet, and when I do I'll have to learn how, lol)