I'm swatching some Knittery Merino Cashmere Sock for a scarf (I need a nice brainless project) and here's what I've got:
My first attempt was plain seed stitch, but it seemed a little too boring. Also, Thunk says that it looks like something one would wear when going undercover to a Hello Kitty convention. I'm inclined to agree...it does have a little bit of that girlie urban camouflage look.
So then I switched to a slipped stitch pattern (the same one I used for the Bethie Scarf). I'm not sure about this one either. It breaks up the colors a little more nicely, but does it work? Is there something that would look better?