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Valley Yarns Northfield

Valley Yarns Northfield is a glorious blend of merino, baby alpaca, and silk. This DK weight is perfect for garments and accessories that you want to be warm and cozy. Northfield has the slightest sheen from the silk, adding sophistication to this superb yarn.  Made in Peru.

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

Check out our Valley Yarns Northfield Undyed 100 Gram Hanks and Northfield Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer

Content:
70% Merino Wool/ 20% Baby Alpaca/ 10% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/124yd
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$5.99 ball Discountable
  • 08 Summer Plum In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • FAWN Fawn In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • MEDIUMGRAY Medium Gray In Stock 6 balls $5.99
  • 01 Natural In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 03 Chestnut In Stock 10 balls $5.99
  • 04 Cocoa In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 06 Wine In Stock 6 balls $5.99
  • 07 Lavender In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 10 Seaspray In Stock 36 balls $5.99
  • 11 Balsam In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 12 Deep Water In Stock 47 balls $5.99
  • 14 Haze In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 15 Black In Stock 26 balls $5.99
  • 17 Navy Blue In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 18 Pine Green In Stock 12 balls $5.99
  • RED 19 Red In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • FIREDANCE 20 Firedance In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • GRAPE 21 Grape In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • PURPLEHAZE 22 Purple Haze In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • BOYBLUE 23 Boy Blue In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • STONEBLUE 24 Stone Blue In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • AVOCADO 25 Avocado In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • CHARCOAL 26 Charcoal In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • TRANQBLUE 27 Tranquil Blue In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
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Valley YarnsNorthfield
 
4.7

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (59)
  • Nice texture (57)
  • Good weight (56)
  • Dyed evenly (43)
  • Knits quickly (32)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (53)
    • Scarves (45)
    • Hats (36)
    • Gloves (19)
    • Shawls (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (48), Parent (12), Artist (6), Novice (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (56), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lovely to work with and a great value!

    I just finished knitting a sweater with Northfield in Charcoal and I love the way it feels on your hands as you knit. I love the way it feels when I wear it! And...Read complete review

    I just finished knitting a sweater with Northfield in Charcoal and I love the way it feels on your hands as you knit. I love the way it feels when I wear it! And it drapes beautifully. As I expected, this blend of alpaca, silk, and merino grew during wet blocking. I found that it split a little, especially after ripping out a few rows to correct mistakes, but not enough to be a major concern.
    I bought this on sale but even for the regular price it feels like a much more expensive yarn.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good yarn for the right project

    I made mittens with this yarn and it works fine, I won't make hats or scarves or anything close to the skin, it is kind of rough without being coarse. It is hard...Read complete review

    I made mittens with this yarn and it works fine, I won't make hats or scarves or anything close to the skin, it is kind of rough without being coarse. It is hard to describe the feeling when you touch it. The colors are beautiful.

    Reviewed by 81 customers

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    5.0

    Really love this yarn, beautiful!

    By Sandy the endless knitter

    from Lehighton, PA

    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

      The weight is perfect for sweaters, love the color

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Lovely hand

      By Ceaseless Knitter

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Easy To Unknit And Reknit
      • Evenly spun
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • Can Split If Used Too Muc

      Best Uses

      • Cowls
      • Fingerless mittens
      • Gloves
      • Hats

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

      I bought some yarn and knit a cowl for a friend for Christmas. I enjoyed working wtih the yarn so much I went back online and bought enough to make two more cowls!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Nice yarn

      By Gramma Carryl

      from Central Texas

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

        I'm doing a lot of knit/purl thru the back loop with this yarn and it works very well -- it does NOT split like some yarns I've used.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great Purchase

        By Belznp

        from New Zealand

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

          Knitted myself a lovely vest.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          wonderful Aran knits

          By Jane

          from East Granby, Conn

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Afgans
            • Afghans
            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

            I am working on my 5th Aran throw using Northfield. It's great to work with, since stitches are beautifully defined. This DK weight is my favorite for afghans. Recipients of these gifts are thrilled with colors and washability. A 12-skein throw can be pricey, but I wouldn't commit my time to a lesser product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Winner

            By Carla

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

              I made a shawl out of this subtle yet stunning yarn (sage green color). The shawl has been twisted, wrapped, tied in a knot, folded, pinned, accidentally snagged on a splintered shawl pin, and generally abused -- and still looks brand new. The shawl has gotten softer over time and has not pilled. The stitches came out looking even, too, which doesn't always happen for me. I have purchased more of this yarn and intend to knit a sweater.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              my go-to yarn for hats

              By Cat V

              from Davis, CA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good value
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Color Palette
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Need Yellow

              Best Uses

              • Color Knitting
              • Felting
              • Hats

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

              This is a high quality yarn at a very reasonable price. This yarn is great for color work hats and also a nice weight for hats with cables. Very soft - even for babies. I've also used for a scarf and small felted things. It does require hand-washing. I've purchased this yarn for years and been impressed with the consistency.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Matched mine - same dye lot!

              By pgbirdlet

              from Pacific Grove, CA

              About Me Knitter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                  Needed 4 more skeins to complete the cable sweater. Got em!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love Love this yarn!

                  By Csigler

                  from Madison, MS

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                      I made cowls for gifts this last Christmas. Several were the Pavo Knit Lace Cowl. I am relatively new to knitting but knew I wanted so fiber that was extremely soft and easy to care for. This yarn was beautiful. I ordered the Natural, Lavender, and Purple Haze. It worked up beautifully. I have learned that knitting can be a chore if you don't find your fiber pretty and touchable.

                      I also want to say that WEBS ordering and shipping was terrific!

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy this again. Beautiful wool.

                      By Sylvia the Scot

                      from Vancouver, BC

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Good Weight
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                        It knits up beautifully. Colour is very even. No complaints. Delivery was incredibly quick.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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