This is a super easy pattern for new knitters and uses both the knit and purl. It is called the seed stitch because it gives you a bumpy texture like little seeds.
With Thick and Quick Lionbrand Wool-Ease and size 15 needles, cast on 15 stitches.
Row 1: K1, P1 across.
Row 2: K1, P1 across. (you are knitting the purls and purling the knits from the row before)
Continue until length is 52" or longer as desired. It usually takes me 1 1/2 skeins of yarn.
Shown in the picture is the navy and black wool-ease.