GOOD NEWS!!! I got it figures out today..we don't know what the stitch is called but its a mix between a Moss stitch and Brioche..but here it is:
Cast on an even number of stitches.
Purl your first row.
Foundation Row: (P1, slip 1 pw, yo) repeat to end
Row 1: (knit slipped stitch together with yo, slip 1 pw, yo) repeat to end
Row 2: (purl slipped stitch together with yo, sl 1 pw, yo) repeat to end
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until scarf reaches desired length. End on a row 1.
Cast off knitwise.
I found a lady today in town and it took her 5 min. to figure this out!!
Thanks to everyone for trying to help!! Arielluria hope your mom is doing ok and try this stitch..it's really neat!!!