please take a look at the patterns of frankie brown
they're amazing. they're free and even though they LOOK complicated, i think most of them have a simple basic process behind them.
like i said, frankie's patterns are free BUT if you're of the mind, she (or i guess it could be he) says you could give a lil' donation to children's liver disease foundation (it's in the uk but i'll bet if you're here in america you can donate too!)
man, just check out the ten stitch wave scarf or the lightening shawl
or really ANY of the patterns. wow, i am WICKED IMPRESSED