Here is an article that all knitters need to read, “How to figure out yarn weights". This article is presented to you by a website called loveknitting. This article guides you on how to decode the weight of your yarn with information on which counties, districts or regions the yarn originated from. For example, you can find out if your yarn came from the US, UK or even the AUS.
You can also find out if the yarns you have are lace, DK, Aran, bulky or super bulky yarn. The guide also giveyou the thickness-of the ply of each yarn, weather it is a 2, 3, 6, 10 or 16 ply just to name a few. All you will need to figure out the weight of your yarn is three items a measuring tape, a pencil and a ruler. For more information go to the loveknitting website at https://blog.loveknitting.com/how-to-figure-out-yarn-weight/?blog_page=/