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Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky

Northampton became a fantastic staple so quickly that we knew we had to add a bulky version.  It's 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 knits at 4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7-8 needle.

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
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Valley YarnsNorthampton Bulky
 
4.4

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (36)
  • Good weight (32)
  • Nice texture (30)
  • Dyed evenly (21)
  • Soft (19)

Cons

  • Coarse (6)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (25)
  • Hats (16)
  • Scarves (10)
  • Felting (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (30), Artist (7), Parent (7), Collector (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35), Yes (8)

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.

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4.0

Bulky by Valley Yarns

By Dot

from Marion, IL

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

    I will be making a sweater and I am a new knitter and just started the first phase, casting on.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    winter wear

    By tunphy

    from canada

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Unravels

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

    tends to split a little but is soft and colours are fantastic

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    love this yarn!

    By tblais

    from farmington, nm

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

      I have made a cowl with an interesting, simple lace eyelet pattern with this yarn. Nice stitch definition and the color way makes it fun too. In first skien, no knots or tangles. Yarn is consistent thickness, for the most part. Occasionally I saw it shift from thick to thin, which I actually liked. It's 30% wool. I was worried about wearing this close to my neck (I'm very sensitive to wool), but found this yarn soft and comfortable. I'll buy this yarn again!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Fabulous!

      By Nana

      from Hawthorne,NY

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Colors Are Great
      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Love The Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Perfect For Sweaters
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

        Perfect for a thick winter sweater

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great bulky yarn at a good price.

        By Daisy

        from Victoria, BC, Canada

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Smooshy
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Bleeds A Bit

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

        Would use again. Great for hats in areas with snowy winters!

        Service and delivery comments:

        Good service.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        3.0

        If you get Pacific Teal ...

        By whirlofwit

        from Wyoming

        About Me Artist

        Pros

          Cons

          • Coarse

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

            Be warned: The Pacific Teal I ordered was definitely more of a dark green than teal, which is how the color (and name) appeared on my monitor. My sister wanted me to make her a cowl, so I'll probably send this back because it's not the color she had in mind. It also might be a little too rough to have against bare skin.

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            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Northhampton Bulky by Valley Yarns

            By Lancaster Linda

            from Lancaster, NY

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

              Northhampton Bulky Yarn was used for a sweater for my Husband for Christmas '14. It knit up very quickly and is one of those sweaters he will love for a long time.
              The yarn is soft to the hand but still keeps it's beautiful stitch definition.
              Very nice to work with. I will purchase more for his next sweater.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Love the yarn, the colors and the price

              By VerMonster

              from Vermont

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Socks
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                Boot sweathers knit up very quickly.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt delivery.
                Customer service very helpful when my order seemed to have been mixed up - it wasn't!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Using Northampton Bulky for Scarves

                By SH

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Machine Washable

                Cons

                • Coarse
                • Snags
                • Unsmooth Texture

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                  I purchased this yarn for a scarf I was being paid to make. Individual had a limited budget. I did not enjoy holding the yarn in my hands as I crocheted. Just not soft enough.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  My favorite bulky hands down

                  By TedsMom on Ravelry

                  from Rowe, MA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Felting
                    • Hats
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                    I have made several sweaters with this yarn. Everyone comments on how my stitches look perfect and the sweaters look machine knit. I do knit with an even tension but this yarn is wonderful to knit with. The only thing that could make it better would be if it was super wash. Please don't ever discontinue.

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