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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, or Northampton Sport which knits at 6.5 sts = 1" on US 3.

    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
    $5.99 skein Discountable
    • red 17 Red In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • white 01 White In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • natural 02 Natural In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • fawn 03 Fawn In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • chocolate 04 Chocolate In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • lightgrey 05 Light Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • darkgrey 06 Dark Grey In Stock 2 skeins $5.99
    • black 07 Black In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • applegreen 10 Apple Green In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • colonialbl 12 Colonial Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • dark navy 13 Dark Navy In Stock 48 skeins $5.99
    • dkperiwink 14 Deep Periwinkle In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • gold 15 Gold In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • sunset 16 Orange Sunset In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • burgundy 18 Burgundy In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • amethyst 19 Amethyst In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • eggplant 20 Eggplant In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • dahlia 21 Dahlia In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • brightpink 22 Bright Pink In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • dkgreenhea 23 Dark Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • ltgreenhth 24 Light Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • goldheathe 25 Gold Heather In Stock 18 skeins $5.99
    • raspberryh 26 Raspberry Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • merlotheat 27 Merlot Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • chestnuthe 28 Chestnut Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • midnighthe 29 Midnight Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • brightblue 30 Bright Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • springpurp 36 Spring Purple In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • oceanheath 40 Ocean Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • garnet 41 Garnet In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • LAKEHEATHE 42 Lake Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • DENIMHEATH 43 Denim Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • TWILIGHTHE 45 Twilight Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • DKOLIVEHEA 46 Dark Olive Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • rust 47 Rust In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • PACIFICTEA 48 Pacific Teal In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • BROWNHEATH 49 Brown Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • medgrey 50 Medium Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • SAGEHEATHE 51 Sage Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • BOYBLUEHEA 52 Boy Blue Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
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    Valley YarnsNorthampton
     
    4.6

    (based on 104 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (69)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (84)
    • Nice texture (72)
    • Dyed evenly (71)
    • Soft (56)
    • Knits quickly (55)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters (56)
      • Hats (53)
      • Scarves (45)
      • Gloves (29)
      • Felting (26)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (67), Artist (21), Parent (9), Novice (8), Collector (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (86), Yes (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Truly good wool, exceptional value

      I hesitate to buy 'house brands', especially those spun in Latin America. Too little quality control and too much inconsistency. Not so with this light worsted. I ordered twenty skeins in Forest...Read complete review

      I hesitate to buy 'house brands', especially those spun in Latin America. Too little quality control and too much inconsistency. Not so with this light worsted. I ordered twenty skeins in Forest Green, mostly for the price and the color. Just to know what I was getting into, I rewound a skein - no knots, no fraying, no variations in the pigment and a smooth, even twist throughout. I did notice a couple of thin spots, but only because I was really looking for them. The difference was minimal and certainly not enough to negatively impact the finished fabric. I hand washed a swatch in cool water with a no-rinse cleanser and detected no bleeding, and it blocked beautifully. It is also surprisingly soft for a 'workhorse' wool - an added bonus. Whoever is producing this for Webs got it right; an exceptional value for this quality and selection.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not enough "heather" in color

      I thought there would be more red showing in the yarn as seen on computer. Was disappointed to find an end near the beginning of a skein; admittedly they do an excellent job of...Read complete review

      I thought there would be more red showing in the yarn as seen on computer. Was disappointed to find an end near the beginning of a skein; admittedly they do an excellent job of joining them so it is possible to continue with knitting if careful. Cost was good.

      Reviewed by 104 customers

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      5.0

      Beautiful for cables.

      By Beth

      from Des Moines

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

        Delivery is always very prompt. I was concerned about knitting cables in black, but this has wonderful definition. Can't wait to wear the sweater!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Always Excellent Choice

        By Harriet

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Enthusiast, Knitter, Parent, Reader, Retired

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Color Is Rich
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Color Choices
        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Never Disappointed
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft
        • Versatile Used It Often

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Afghan
          • Outdoor Sweater Jacket

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

          Never splits
          Uses medium sized needles

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          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Northampton Yarn

          By des

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

            Enjoyed knitting with this yarn.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Great yarn for the price!

            By ZA

            from NY, NY

            About Me Artist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Blankets

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

            Cascades 220

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            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            3.0

            Not enough "heather" in color

            By cat artist

            from Pittsboro, NC

            About Me Hobbyist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cost Is Good
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly

            Cons

            • Ends In Middle Of Skein

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

            I thought there would be more red showing in the yarn as seen on computer. Was disappointed to find an end near the beginning of a skein; admittedly they do an excellent job of joining them so it is possible to continue with knitting if careful. Cost was good.

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            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Good Workhorse Yarn

            By knitabook

            from Spring Hill, KS

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

              I've made a couple of projects out of this yarn and it's become my staple. It's a good substitute for Cascade 220

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exceeds my expectations

              By northern girl

              from Up north MI

              About Me Artist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                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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                • No

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                5.0

                Lovely Yarn.

                By Crafty Lady

                from Las Vegas, NV

                About Me Enthusiast, Novice

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                  I have not begun my projects with this yarn, but I did knit up some swatches to try out a couple different patterns. I was quite satisfied with the result. The patterns that I tried out stood out nicely. This yarn did not seem to be very soft, but after I blocked my swatches, it felt much softer.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Most of the yarn arrived promptly. One color is on back order, but I trust it will be coming in soon.

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                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  excellent for childdren's sweaters!

                  By Nan

                  from upstate NY

                  About Me Knitter For Sales

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Basic Colors
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                    I use this yarn for orders for children's sweaters if they don't care if they are machine washable. The recipients have always been pleased.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great quality and nice for color work

                    By shutterhoney

                    from NJ

                    About Me Artist, Teacher

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft
                    • Squishy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                      I've used this for several colorwork sweaters. Great economical yarn with nice yardage. Colors could be a bit more accurate on the website but they are still good choices.

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                      • No

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