understanding yarn labels

Are you ever confused by the labels on your yarn? This helpful infographic from Stitch11 shows you all the details on weights, gauges and laundering. How many of you are sticklers for checking your gauge? It's one of the things I hate the most and I've been burned before by knitting things that are too small or too big. You'd think I would learn my lesson, but I still avoid the gauge whenever possible...

I have a little baby sweater on my needles right now. I need to knit the sleeves and find some cute buttons. Once I do,  I'll share all about the pattern here.

yarn labels