Patterns that work well with handspun yarn.
Knitted from the bottom up
Worked on the bias.
Most start with a provisional cast on and are then joined when the desired length is reached.
Worked with only yarn per row. The colour effects are created by slipping stitches.
Long shallow shawls: more like a scarf than a traditional shawl; makes limited yardage go further.. ☺
Techically you do cast on, but only a very small number of stitches (usually 3-5) but you end with just 1 and there is no sewing involved.
Usually worked bottom up