You can also try double-stranding it with a smooth yarn to give an interesting texture.
I can't afford good yarn so everything I knit is from vintage or "rescue yarn" form friends and relatives. Both of our kids in CA and hubby and I in OR shop yard sales all summer and sell online. I've taught them all what to look for in the yarn department. I now have a huge stash of every type of high-quality yarn you could imagine -- 2 huge cupboards full -- all bought for pennies-on-the-dollar. LIFE IS GOOD!