I found this very neat rib stitch which is easy to work and is knitting up beautifully into a scarf for John. The interesting thing is that there are no purl stitches, just knit stitches and slipping stitches purlwise with the yarn in front. You really have to resist the urge to purl!
It's called the Cartridge Belt Rib and is worked over a multiple of 4 + 3 stitches.
Row 1: K3 * slip 1 wyif, K3 *
Row 2: K1 *slip 1 wyif, K3 - repeat until last 2 stitches, slip 1 wyif, K1
Grandmother and knitter from the land down under of fine merino wool.