The yarn turned out very pretty.
I've been spinning off and on for about 5 years but had never really made anything with my handspun. I decided to cast on for a scarf. Knitting with yarn that I had created was a triumphant, liberating feeling. The yarn was very soft compared to most of the commercial yarn I use and easy on the hands.
I made up the pattern - here it is:
Drop Stitch Scarf
Used about 4.5 oz of worsted weight handspun yarn
Needles US size 10
Cast on 15 stitches.
Row 1: K3, P3 across, ending with K3
Row 2: P3, K3 across, ending with P3
Continue in K3,P3 ribbing until you are out of yarn or the scarf is as long as you want.
My scarf came out about 7 feet long.
Bind off, dropping the middle stitch of each 3 stitch rib (i.e. bind off 1, drop next stitch, bind off next stitch, bind off next stitch, drop next stitch etc...)
When completely bound off, gently stretch the scarf to help the dropped stitches run all the way down the length of the scarf.
Here is the pattern that the dropped stitches made: