Most scarves, dishcloths/washcloths, and even some blankets will be ok, but you will need to test it first. Here’s why: If you use a smaller weight yarn than what is called for, your project will come out smaller. If you use a bulkier weight yarn, your project will come out bigger.
What size is 8 2 yarn?
8/2 is a 2 ply, 8/4 is a 4 ply and 8/8 is an 8 ply. They get progressively fatter and therefore have less yardage per pound. The 16/2 is half of the size of a #8……so that first number sort of gives you an idea of the size of the yarn. The higher that number is the finer the yarn.