Jean test knitted a design by Simone Ryan - The #AmeliaTee. Which, you'll find, the pattern is on hold, discontinued on Ravelry. It was knitted in a worsted weight cotton yarn, held double. It is a clever way to get a chunky yarn size, and an even faster knit, out of a common sized yarn. Smart woman, Simone, over there at @rust_knitwear!!
Jean: A "cone of yarn" is something from my spinning days of yore! A cone is the same fiber, as-in buying yarn in BULK, or more actual yardage of it than in a skein, or a cake. For the #AmeliaTee test knit I chose a cone to knit from so that I wouldn't have any ends to tie off or weave in through the middle of the sweater, and so that I could pull yarn from both ends of the same ball.
I knitted this #Ameliatee up over a few weeks, an hour or two at a time, but probably only had 8 hours, a full workday, of knitting in all-told. Did I say that Simone is smart? Yes, I did.
So, since the pattern is discintinued, let's get back to the CONE of yarn. You can find the one I used here - KnitPicks
Jenna and I love a deal as much as the rest of the world, and finding yarns in BULK is one of our passions. ;)
But CONE yarns beg for a chart comparing weaving yarns to knitting yarns. But you can see in my table that it is possible to knit with a weaver's yarn, and vice versa, to weave with a knitter's yarn. The cross-over is not perfect, so swatch and gauge. A knitter may end up holding the weaver's yarn double or triple.
So I made a table:
The information above is from a bunch of easily found internet-reliable sources. So take it with a grain of salt that these are approximate, and I haven't tested them.
That Simone! She is smart. She holds the largest cotton yarn we can find in bulk DOUBLE!