I was gifted a large cake of home spun and home dyed yarn as a thank you for a lift to a craft exhibition. The yarn was probably 3 ply, with speckles of dye in it. As soon as I saw it I knew it would become a shawl.
The pattern is Holden available on Ravelry.
It made a gorgeous shawl, once blocked it looked great but I must admit before hand it looked like a dish rag.