I seem to find interesting magazines in the recipe magazine section. You know all those digest sized monthly recipe mags? Well every once in a while you can find them with a craft topic. My most recent aquisition is one from pil under the "Best Recipes" brand, and is titled "Simple 1-2-3 Knitting Scarves.
The first quarter of the booklet is dedicated to learn-how instructions. It seems to be very informative with several methods shown for casting on and such. This makes it an excellent choice for newer knitters, and there might even be a little hint that more experienced knitters can learn from too. The scarves range from plain and typical to fancy and frilly with a wide variety of yarns used. Some of the more practical-type scarves are dressed up with interesting stitch patterns. The textured yarns are shown in "useful" styles as well as more "accessory-type" styles. Novelty yarns are used as the basis and the trims on several patterns, and there is even two cowl-hood type patterns if that is more to your liking. If knitting scarves is "your thing", look for this one at the checkouts, I don't think you will be disappointed.