If you're like me, you're always searching for FREE patterns. I don't have much money to spend, and I want to spend it on the supplies, not the pattern! My favorite website for that is Knitting Pattern Central, KPC. You can find any kind of pattern you could think of, from afghans to women's wear. Some of the patterns require (free) sign-up at certain pages, but the majority are just click and knit.
There's also a "Tips and Tricks" section that might teach you a thing or two. I know it did me!