Here is a unique pattern stitch presented by The Weekly Stitch, called the Colored Seeds. The stitch is has a lace looks to it. This stitch pattern works well with shawl or wraps.
Wyif (with yarn in front)
Sl (slips stitch)
Cast on multiple of 4 stitches + 3 extra stitches. Work a 4 x 4 stitch gauge before knitting any garment.
Rows 1 and 2: With color A – p1 *k1, p1
Row 3: With color B – p1, k1, p1 *sl 1 wyib, p1, k1, p1
Row 4: With color B – p1, k1, p1 *sl 1 wyif, p1, k1, b1
Repeat these four rows for the pattern.
I cast on with color A, and for my bind off edge, I worked Rows 1 and 2 once more because I thought it looked better than binding off after Row 4. You can use color B to cast on/bind off if you like.