I love Ingrid!
I found this article that has really helped seperate out the design questions I had. But because of the copyright on the page, I cant link to it without emailing the writer, so go to Google, search copyright knitting patterns, and go to the first link, and then to the appendix of the article.
<sigh> Or I guess you could just google the article, it is titled "The Copyright FAQ for Knitters". Hope that helps someone else.