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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 $4.19 ball
  • 08 Summer Plum In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • FAWN Fawn In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • MEDIUMGRAY Medium Gray In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • 01 Natural In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • 03 Chestnut In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • 04 Cocoa In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • 06 Wine In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • 07 Lavender In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • 10 Seaspray In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • 11 Balsam In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • 12 Deep Water In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • 14 Haze In Stock 2 balls $4.19
  • 15 Black In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • 17 Navy Blue Backordered $4.19
  • 18 Pine Green In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • RED 19 Red In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • FIREDANCE 20 Firedance In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • GRAPE 21 Grape In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • PURPLEHAZE 22 Purple Haze In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • BOYBLUE 23 Boy Blue In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • STONEBLUE 24 Stone Blue In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • AVOCADO 25 Avocado In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • CHARCOAL 26 Charcoal In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
  • TRANQBLUE 27 Tranquil Blue In Stock 50+ balls $4.19
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Valley YarnsNorthfield
 
4.6

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (73)
  • Nice texture (71)
  • Good weight (68)
  • Dyed evenly (55)
  • Knits quickly (39)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (62)
    • Scarves (55)
    • Hats (45)
    • Gloves (23)
    • Socks (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (57), Parent (13), Artist (7), Novice (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (69), Yes (13)

    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.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Mixed feelings

    I bought this yarn to make a hat. It was the yarn specified in the pattern. I got a good price because the color was on a closeout. The yarn splits way too...Read complete review

    I bought this yarn to make a hat. It was the yarn specified in the pattern. I got a good price because the color was on a closeout. The yarn splits way too easily - I have to be quite careful as I knit. In spite of that, the resulting fabric is pretty, soft, with a nice sheen and drape. Would I buy it again? No.

    Reviewed by 97 customers

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    4.0

    Texture knitting

    By K2P2

    from St. Paul, MN

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

        Computer image color not even close to actual color

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Beautiful yarn

        By Ceallaigh

        from Chicago, IL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Interesting Twist
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Gauge A Little Small

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

        Used five colors for a fair isle neck warmer. It was soft, easy to knit, a bit small for the gauge, but I knit Portuguese, so my gauge is tight. It trapped easily and was easy to hide vertically--no bumps, even though there were sometimes three strands being vertically trapped in the same place at a time. I will buy this brand and weight again. It's perfect for color work.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Lovely drape, ultra warm

        By Mel

        from Landenberg, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Muted Hue

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

        I used this for a fitted cardigan, and I find the drape of the fabric from this yarn to be lovely. It is very warm, too!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        2.0

        DK or worsted?

        By Carolyn

        from Ajijic, Mexico

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

            I'm using this for a spring/summer sweater and the gauge was very difficult to find. I'm knitting on size 2 needles rather than size 6 as called for for a DK weight yarn. I hope it works. This would be a fine yarn for a different project.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Nice yarn to work with

            By KnittingBee

            from Fargo, ND

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Splice Is Stiff And Long

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

            Even though I had to tear out and re-knit several portions, the yarn maintained its integrity. It was a nice yarn for my first big project.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My favorite

            By Avid knitter

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Avid Intermediate Knitter

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Makes Warm Sweater
            • Nice Texture
            • Show Patterns Nicely

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • A
              • Scarfs
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

              This yarn makes lovely sweaters that are warm without bulk. Comes in gorgeous colors.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              yum

              By pacalaga

              from Phoenix, AZ

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                  First: I think this is a worsted, not a DK.
                  Next: I bought this for a cardigan and it's been lovely so far. I've snagged it a couple times but I wouldn't call it particularly splitty - the first time involved a cat and the second was a broken stitch marker. It's making a lovely fabric and I can't wait to wear it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  3.0

                  Mixed feelings

                  By WYZR

                  from Wisconsin

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Machine Washable
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                    I bought this yarn to make a hat. It was the yarn specified in the pattern. I got a good price because the color was on a closeout. The yarn splits way too easily - I have to be quite careful as I knit. In spite of that, the resulting fabric is pretty, soft, with a nice sheen and drape. Would I buy it again? No.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great yarn!

                    By Breezyweezy

                    from Midlothian, VA

                    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Snags

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                    This yarn is so soft and great to work with. The silk gives it just a little sheen that makes it special. It's my go-to yarn for gifts!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    The softest darn thing you ever felt

                    By Mordechai smith

                    from nazareth, PA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                        I got this as a gift for my girlfriend who knits, so I don't really know how it handles when knitting, but it looks and feels amazing. I got her several other yarns and this was by far the nicest yarn I bought.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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