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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
  • CHARCOAL 51 Charcoal - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • STRATOSPHE 53 Stratosphere - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • WHITE 01 White In Stock 38 skeins $6.49
  • NATURAL 02 Natural In Stock 50+ 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 In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BLACK 07 Black In Stock 15 skeins $6.49
  • APPLEGREEN 10 Apple Green In Stock 50+ skeins $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 In Stock 50+ skeins $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
  • OCEANHEATH 40 Ocean Heather In Stock 50+ 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
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Valley YarnsNorthampton
 
4.6

(based on 145 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (117)
  • Dyed evenly (101)
  • Nice texture (101)
  • Knits quickly (78)
  • Soft (72)

Cons

  • Coarse (6)

Best Uses

  • Hats (75)
  • Sweaters (74)
  • Scarves (60)
  • Gloves (42)
  • Felting (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (98), Artist (26), Parent (15), Novice (9), Collector (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (122), Yes (11)

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

 

Not as soft as expected

I bought this yarn as part of the Mystery Afghan project. It's not yarn I would normally buy and won't buy again. I wish they had offered a more upscale and softer yarn for...Read complete review

I bought this yarn as part of the Mystery Afghan project. It's not yarn I would normally buy and won't buy again. I wish they had offered a more upscale and softer yarn for the afghan even if it was more expensive. Now I feel like I'm putting in a ton of effort that will result in a "nice" Afghan, but not a fantastic one, which is what I would have preferred.

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5.0

Lovely yarn

By Lindsey

from Bridgeport, TX

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

    I'm using this yarn for a cardigan. After frogging one section 3 times, it still looks wonderful. The hand-washed and dried swatch bled very little and got softer. I wanted a deep color, and burgundy is just that. I'm looking forward to wearing it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    1.0

    Would not purchase this product again

    By SDM the Novice Knitter

    from Germantown, MD

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable

    Cons

    • Coarse

    Best Uses

    • Felting

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

    Yarn is extremely coarse which won't allow for long periods of knitting without harming your fingers. It is so coarse until I cannot imagine knitting anything wearable or that you would put near your body.

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    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Northampton yarn

    By houndsmum

    from Randleman NC

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • I Knit Cardigans In It
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

      This is a great everyday yarn. It shows lace and cables very well . A good consistent yarn in nice colors

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      good to work with

      By Lada

      from Canada

      About Me Love Knitting For The Joy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • Slightly coarse
      • Unravels

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

      good weight, knits fast, pleasant to hold, used for sweater (present).
      Delivery was incredibly fast, well packed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      This is the real deal!

      By Cq

      from Wi

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Economical
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • Not machine washable

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

      This is how I think wool should feel- rich, bouncy, soft but not too soft. I bought a few skeins to experiment with to see if it's throw/afghan worthy. I think it is-- I may use double strands or try the bulky version. The color choices are great and the purple and maroon colors I got matched up with the website colors. Of course, if it were machine- washable, that would be ideal but I don't enjoy knitting with Superwash yarns as much. Can't have it all. . . : )

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great colors for sports fans

      By Naomi

      from North Carolina

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

        I like the clear, bold colors best. I made warm hats for football fans using the gold, black and burgundy colors. I also like Northampton for cable patterns, such as the Oxbow Hat. It works best with needle sizes 6 and 7 with firm tension.

        Northampton is a dense yarn, but the one disadvantage is that it is a bit thinner that other worsteds. Thus you have to make gauge adjustments to use patterns designed for other worsted yarns with needle size 8.

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        • No

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not for me

        By CAgirl

        from San Diego

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blocks Nicely
        • Good Weight

        Cons

        • Coarse

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

          I purchased this yarn for the KAL and was very excited only to find out it was way to coarse for my hands. I tried two skeins in different colors thinking that might make a diffence but it was the same. I did however block the first square and it blocks very nicely. I tried a block in acrylic and it doesn't block as nice. I just wish the wool was softer.

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          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Northampton yarns for KAL/CAL

          By jus.joan

          from Centralia, WA

          About Me Collector, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

            I purchased the suggested yarns for the KAL/CAL mystery afghan. I love the way itknits up, no tangles, easy to see and most importantly, it does not split when working up!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Wonderful Yarn

            By myrnalynn

            from Vancouver BC Canada

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            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                I really enjoy working with this yarn. I'm taking part in the KAL and this is my first time using it. I would definitely buy this yarn again.

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                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                3.0

                Not as soft as expected

                By JoJoBean

                from Providence Forge, Virginia

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Not As Soft As Expected

                Best Uses

                • Routine Stuff

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                I bought this yarn as part of the Mystery Afghan project. It's not yarn I would normally buy and won't buy again. I wish they had offered a more upscale and softer yarn for the afghan even if it was more expensive. Now I feel like I'm putting in a ton of effort that will result in a "nice" Afghan, but not a fantastic one, which is what I would have preferred.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

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