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Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky

Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky has the same soft wool as Northampton, but in a bulky 4-ply that will fly off your needles. You may also want to try Northampton which works up at 4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7-8 needle.

Note: This yarn has been discontinued and inventory is limited.

Get more project ideas from the Northampton Bulky edition of Valley Yarns on Ravelry on our blog.

Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/109yds
Gauge:
3 sts = 1" on US 10.5
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
$6.49 skein $3.99 skein
SORRY, THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Valley YarnsNorthampton Bulky
 
4.4

(based on 86 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (69)
  • Good weight (63)
  • Nice texture (52)
  • Dyed evenly (44)
  • Soft (38)

Cons

  • Coarse (11)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (44)
  • Hats (31)
  • Scarves (24)
  • Felting (18)
  • Gloves (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (55), Parent (16), Artist (14), Novice (7), Collector (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (66), Yes (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My go-to bulky wool

I knit with this yarn every day--literally. The quality is very consistent. The only "knots" that occur are tiny and very tight, can be knitted over, and disappear into...Read complete review

I knit with this yarn every day--literally. The quality is very consistent. The only "knots" that occur are tiny and very tight, can be knitted over, and disappear into the fabric. The yarn is springy and easy on my hands for a bulky yarn.

I've noticed that some colorways are slightly thinner than others (midnight heather is one). Some are softer than others (gold heather comes to mind). And I really wish the colors included yellow and orange. But overall, I consider this yarn to be a durable, reliable workhorse yarn and a great value. So much so that I've got a massive stash of about 80 skeins for charity knitting.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Color is nice, but not pleased with feel

I have used this to make a feather and fan scarf for my daughter and that went fairly well. Then I got some Midnight Heather to make a scarf for her boyfriend. UGH....Read complete review

I have used this to make a feather and fan scarf for my daughter and that went fairly well. Then I got some Midnight Heather to make a scarf for her boyfriend. UGH. The color is fine, but the feel is a bit rougher than the cream that I used for her. Also, every skein I used had nasty felted joins that felt like PLASTIC. Not pleasant at all. And annoying to try and knit with them there. I am not sure how this is going to wear - as it feels a bit stiff and manmade instead of a soft and lofty wool.

Reviewed by 86 customers

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4.0

Great value

By Andrea NewEngland

from Boston, Mass.

About Me Enthusiast

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

    I nabbed the last skein of a nice discontinued color for a cowl my daughter requested. The second I touched it, I could feel the difference between this and merino, which I often use. It's not nearly as soft, I'm not sure I'll use it for the cowl. But I got a couple of skeins in Jade to make more felted slippers, and this should be awesome for that. The Jade is a nice muted green leaning toward blue.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    bulky cardigan

    By The Fanatic Knitter

    from Ann Arbor, MI and Longboat Key, Fl

    About Me Daughter In Law, Enthusiast, Friend, Mother In Law, Parent, Sister

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly

    Cons

    • Coarse
    • Hard To Get Stitch Gauge

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

    I am making a shawl collared cardigan. I really like the color and weight. It is quick. But not as soft as I expected. But as an outer garment it should be ok.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Fast and beautiful

    By yarn yummy

    from Yonkers

    About Me Enthusiast, Novice

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

      What a joy to use! Knitted quickly and looks great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Nice Yarn

      By Green Lilac

      from Belvidere, IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

          This is a very nice bulky yarn. It held its shape when I made a crochet rug. The only con I have is that it was shades darker than the photo online.

          Service and delivery comments:

          This yarn was shades darker than the photo.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love this yarn! Gorgeous color. Knits super fast

          By Maine knitter

          from Portland, Maine

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

            Loved knitting with this yarn. So quick and it has a great feel. Love the colors.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Easy to knit

            By RetiredTeacher

            from El Dorado Hills, CA

            About Me Novice, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Knits Quickly
            • Warm Doesn't Split

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

              Nice chunky yarn; quick knit for a warm hat.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I love this beautiful soft yarn!

              By nana of many

              from Mountains, So. California

              About Me Artist, Collector, Compulsive knitter, Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Beautiful colors
              • Doesn't split
              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Socks
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                excellent quality! Beautiful texture & colors! No knots!

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                5.0

                Northampton Bulky

                By Grandma Boo

                from Brentwood, CA

                About Me Artist

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                Rich color, wonderfully thick, easy yo knit up.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                decent inexpensive yarn.

                By LJ

                from USA

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                  I used this yarn for a learn to knit program for young people (not kids) Not super soft but not especially scratchy either

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful and affordable

                  By Jenn

                  from Berkshires, mass

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Blanket
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters
                    • Throw Pillows

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                    Making throw pillow.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Arrived quickly

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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