It's greek (Russian) to me; Christy Maybe do it in seed stitch?
Grace Akhrem Robin Hood Hat Pattern - Knitting and crochet yarn, patterns, knitting bags, needles and notions.
knitted poncho in yellow/beige - purl stitches.
Ruffled and Ruched Scarf PDF Knitting Pattern by PamPowersKnits. Takes the whole relaxed cowl look and brings it up a notch.