a good website for designing your own... good stitch directory
~ Izumi's Knitting Notes ~ She has a lovely blog. It's in Japanese and English and has many patterns.
jessajune's Desert Maple Chevrons from Chevron Scarf pattern by Joelle Hoverson in "Last-Minute Knitted Gifts" Consider doubling stripes to 4 or 6 or 8 rows instead of 2, using garter stitch for one and stockinette or reverse stock. for the next to get texture variation. maybe alternate narrows in accent color and wides in base color?