I cast on for a new sweater last week, using this batch of handspun wool/silk tweed. I had swatched for a couple of things, but nothing was quite right. I plied it fairly tightly, so it’s a little stringy and didn’t look great in stockinette. I did, however, like the way it looked in a twisted stockinette. Knitting every other row through the back loops changes it up just enough to be a little interesting, while still allowing the yarn to shine.
I’m making a very simple pullover, possibly with a big turtleneck if I have enough yarn. I don’t love working with yarn this chunky — I’m knitting it on US11s — but I can’t deny that it goes quickly and the results are pretty dramatic.