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Valley Yarns Northampton

Even though we love all of our Valley Yarns, Northampton has become a fast favorite! We sourced the softest wool we could find and dyed it in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

You may also want to try Northampton Bulky which knits at 3 sts = 1" on US 10.5 needles.

Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/247yds
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 8, 5 sts = 1" on US 7
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$6.49 skein Discountable
  • RED 17 Red In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • WHITE 01 White In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • NATURAL 02 Natural In Stock 2 skeins $6.49
  • FAWN 03 Fawn In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • CHOCOLATE 04 Chocolate In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • LIGHTGREY 05 Light Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DARKGREY 06 Dark Grey Backordered $6.49
  • BLACK 07 Black In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • APPLEGREEN 10 Apple Green Backordered $6.49
  • DARK NAVY 13 Dark Navy In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DKPERIWINK 14 Deep Periwinkle In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • GOLD 15 Gold In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • SUNSET 16 Orange Sunset In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BURGUNDY 18 Burgundy Backordered $6.49
  • AMETHYST 19 Amethyst In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • EGGPLANT 20 Eggplant In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DAHLIA 21 Dahlia In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BRIGHTPINK 22 Bright Pink In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DKGREENHEA 23 Dark Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • LTGREENHTH 24 Light Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • RASPBERRYH 26 Raspberry Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • MERLOTHEAT 27 Merlot Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • CHESTNUTHE 28 Chestnut Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • MIDNIGHTHE 29 Midnight Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BRIGHTBLUE 30 Bright Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • SPRINGPURP 36 Spring Purple In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • OCEANHEATH 40 Ocean Heather In Stock 27 skeins $6.49
  • GARNET 41 Garnet In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • LAKEHEATHE 42 Lake Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DENIMHEATH 43 Denim Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • TWILIGHTHE 45 Twilight Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DKOLIVEHEA 46 Dark Olive Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • RUST 47 Rust In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • PACIFICTEA 48 Pacific Teal In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BROWNHEATH 49 Brown Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • MEDGREY 50 Medium Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • SAGEHEATHE 51 Sage Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BOYBLUEHEA 52 Boy Blue Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
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Valley YarnsNorthampton
 
4.6

(based on 129 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (105)
  • Nice texture (91)
  • Dyed evenly (88)
  • Knits quickly (69)
  • Soft (68)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Hats (67)
  • Sweaters (67)
  • Scarves (57)
  • Gloves (38)
  • Felting (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (85), Artist (25), Parent (15), Novice (8), Collector (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (107), Yes (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exceeds my expectations

Let me begin with a disclaimer--I love Valley Yarns, they tend to be my favorites. This was my first time using Northampton. I found a sweater in the Interweave Knits that I...Read complete review

Let me begin with a disclaimer--I love Valley Yarns, they tend to be my favorites. This was my first time using Northampton. I found a sweater in the Interweave Knits that I wanted to knit and I check Twitter every morning to see what the "Yarn of the Day" is. As fate would have it, the yarn of the day was Northampton and I got a great price on it, so I forged ahead and bought the yarn, moving this sweater project to the top of my list. Just finished the sweater last week and it is lovely. The yarn is very nice to work with, very soft, nice cabling, everything about this yarn was perfect. I look forward to many more projects with Northampton by Valley Yarns.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Quality

My first time using Northampton. Yarn felt extremely sticky, and was heavily dyed as it stained my bamboo knitting needles and my fingers while knitting.
Overall it knit up well and made a...Read complete review

My first time using Northampton. Yarn felt extremely sticky, and was heavily dyed as it stained my bamboo knitting needles and my fingers while knitting.
Overall it knit up well and made a decent project. Not quite what I expected for a worsted weight yarn. I would compare it more to a heavy DK or very light worsted.

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5.0

Smooth and versatile

By Nikki H

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

    This yarn is relatively soft for 100% wool, it's bouncy and smooth, the color is rich. I'm making a cabled sweater and the cables pop out perfectly, despite the dark color of the yarn. And the price is amazing! I can see myself coming back to this again for anything needing worsted weight yarn.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect worsted weight wool yarn

    By Lisanti

    from Glen Ridge, NJ

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

        This is wonderful to work with, and completely uniform from ball to ball. I do wish it was a little easier to find the starting end, but that's just me being fussy. I love this yarn.

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        • No

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        5.0

        awesome all purpose yarn

        By eb

        from Chelmsford, MA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Stitch Definition And Dur

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

            Just a solid all purpose yarn at a great price.

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            • No

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            5.0

            great yarn to work with

            By Cinzia the knitter

            from Calgary, Alberta

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                Love knitting with it

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Great for felting!

                By Edgy38

                from Soothern New Jersey

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                  Used for felting

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Old reliable

                  By Valerie

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Color True To Photo
                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                    I bought this along with the Northampton by Valley Yarns due to the similar weight (and fact that I couldn't find both colors I needed available) to make 2-color brioche stitch scarves for my teammates. I've used the Cascade 220 for a sweater before and it holds up well in the wash and is cozy and warm for those New England fall/winter seasons.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery was prompt and the package was secure. No damage to yarn.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    A Cushy/Comfy yarn for Maine Winters.

                    By lilobell05

                    from Maine

                    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Cushy
                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Easy To Fix
                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                    • Coarse

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Socks
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                    I am making a pullover in a tight gauge with this product. I am also extremely picky about soft wools, as 2 of my children itch like crazy with scratchy wools.

                    I place this yarn in the middle of the itch spectrum. I have used softer yarns labeled 100% wool, but have also used rougher.

                    Don't get me wrong. I adore this yarn. This yarn is multi-ply with a nice tight twist. Knit up, the fabric is cushy and bouncy. I would love a hat or some bedsocks for myself in this yarn. I also could see this for mittens or mitts.

                    Unless a wash with or without conditioner softens this further, I would be wary about using this for my girls.

                    I fully understand why people use this as a work-horse yarn. Stitches look gorgeous and makes a warm, comfy knit. This is a great yarn for cold, Maine winters.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Nice yarn!

                    By weavefairy

                    from Grayson, Ky

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                      I knitted the Telluride pullover with this and the stitches showed nicely. And I am currently knitting a cardi in the same yarn!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      wonderful Northampton yarn

                      By houndsmum

                      from Randleman NC

                      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Good Weight
                      • Great to knit with
                      • Hides Mistakes
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Machine Washable
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft
                      • Washes Well
                      • Wonderful colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hats
                        • Scarves
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                        very good for knitting, great quality

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        3.0

                        Decent Quality

                        By TX Sim

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me ADVANCED KNITTER, Parent

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Nice Texture

                        Cons

                        • Heavily Dyed
                        • Sticky

                        Best Uses

                        • Gloves
                        • Scarves

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                        My first time using Northampton. Yarn felt extremely sticky, and was heavily dyed as it stained my bamboo knitting needles and my fingers while knitting.
                        Overall it knit up well and made a decent project. Not quite what I expected for a worsted weight yarn. I would compare it more to a heavy DK or very light worsted.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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