Question

I am sure this question is in here somewhere. if so please show me the link.

I was given a gift of so much yarn. All sizes. Only trouble is that there are no labels with the size or weight of yarn. I cannot tell if it is worsted or sport. So wanting to make socks. How do I tell what it is. ? thanks .

Welcome to KH!
How lucky you are with such a great gift.
One way to get an estimate of the yarn weight is to measure wraps per inch.


http://www.ravelry.com/help/yarn/weights
At least that will get you close. The best thing to do next is to knit a gauge swatch to make sure that the yarn will give you the gauge given for your pattern.