Yes, jk, that's the kind of V's I'm talking about. It sounds like you may be thinking of stockinette stitch, but that actually doens't have V's on the back, only on the front. You don't want to use it for a scarf, because it will curl.
Check out the Basic Techniques/ More page, for videos that show and describe how to make stockinette stitch, ribbing, and other basic stitches.
My suggestion was to do ribbing. Knit a stitch, then purl a stitch, repeat over an even number of stitches.