I’m new to the community and thinking about trying a sleeveless sweater as a first major shaped project. I’ve been knitting off and on for just under 10 years and mostly worked on hats, scarves, slippers, fingerless mitts, and flat lace.
I was searching for a fitted sleeveless sweater and found Country Club Pullover Pattern #1152 on Free Vintage Knitting. I really like the style and the size is even pretty close, but none of the recommended yarns: Clark’s O.N.T. Mercerized Crochet, J. & P. Coats Mercerized Crochet, J. & P. Coats Big Ball Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, are available any more. It looks like they’re mostly #10 crochet thread and while I could easily enough find another cotton #10 crochet thread, I’ve been drooling over some silk-blend 20/2 yarn/thread.
Can anyone help me understand the difference between #10 crochet thread and 20/2 weaving yarn/thread? I read the articles here on grist and I tried searching for a conversion formula between crochet thread weights and 20/2 threads to no avail.
I hope someone can either help me figure out if this is a reasonable substitution or help me find another another similar pattern using modern yarns.