well, cherries and whipped cream... you'll fit RIGHT in!!!! Welcome to KH.
Have you checked out the patterns page
? There's lots of good ones there, easy for beginners.
You can also check out Knitty
... they recently had a "manly" issue, and often publish manish sweater patterns. And they're free!
If you have a LYS (local yarn store), you can check with them, too, on patterns they have for sale. but, free is always better, in my opinion!