I found this great yarn at Micheals, and my boyfriend absolutely loved it, but it needed a simple pattern that would not be overwhelmed by the color-changes in the yarn. I found a pattern for a simple pair of Ribbed Socks. I increased the needle size to make them slightly larger so that they would fit a man's foot. It worked great, and the socks look amazing.
Jason's Ribbed Socks:
Yarn: Patons Kroy Socks Ragg Shades in Grey Brown Marl
Needle Size: Size 3 (3.25mm) DPNs
Pattern Source: Knit Simple Magazine, Fall 2010
I think this project turned into a great harmony between pattern and yarn.