The woman who blogs peony knits had 2 cute free shrug patterns:
Both are on my short list as is the free sunkist cardi pattern I posted about yesterday.
(To be clear: I wouldn't think of giving someone a pattern that I had to pay for! I'm so embarrased about yesterday, it still makes my face red.)
Also, I just bought a copy of Stefanie Japel's "Fitted Knits" book and it has great neck down projects, including several great shrugs and wraps. Micheals had it and the nice cashier gave me a 40% off coupon that I used for it.