(This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the downward slipped double cable stitch. This cable pattern consists of a row of interlocking arrows that point down. It's a great motif to use on blankets or as an accent on sweater sleeves and other garments..
How-To: Kitchener Stitch for Joining Seams in Knitting
Herringbone stitch tutorial. This is one of the *best* knitting tutorials I've ever seen; notable mainly b/c it's presented by a man. It was weird at first to see a man's stubby fingers knitting this pattern, but his explanation was great. :-)