I bought some beautiful yarn (woolen, unplied, variegated, worsted-ish weight) on sale, without a project in mind. I would like to knit it into a big square, to use as a shawl or perhaps to throw over the back of a couch. I was thinking of doing this with large needles (17s?), and possibly with fringe around the edges.
Does anyone have advice, or a pattern like this? What kind of stitch would be best? Garter or seed?