Sweater pattern for beginners

So does anyone know where I could find a good sweater pattern for beginners? My roomate and I have been dying to knit a sweater for months but the idea of knitting a sweater is, well, daunting and we haven’t been able to find directions that we can really understand, so can anyone help?

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