After spending way too much time thinking about this I plumped for something I am working with currently - on a WIP freshly out of hibernation.
Shilasdair Luxury DK is a fabulous British yarn. Like me it is robust and practical, yet given to moments of luxury and self indulgent. I am currently knitting a modified Mitered Crosses blanket in it and I love that the range of beautiful natural-dyed colours take inspiration from the natural world.
I am adopting a production line approach at the moment and knitting as many squares as I can get out of 1 skein - usually 5 or 6 and then adding the cream border to them all. All ends must be woven in before the finished squares are allowed into the storage box.