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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
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Valley YarnsNorthfield
 
4.6

(based on 105 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (80)
  • Nice texture (78)
  • Good weight (75)
  • Dyed evenly (61)
  • Knits quickly (43)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (68)
  • Scarves (61)
  • Hats (47)
  • Gloves (25)
  • Socks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (63), Parent (13), Artist (10), Novice (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (77), 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.

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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.

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5.0

I would buy this repeatedly

By S. Baker

from Boston, MA

About Me Novice

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Beautiful sheen
  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

    I love this yarn. I bought it in Grape to make a pair of reading mitts for myself in preparation of a sweater I'm hoping to make for my SO of the same yarn. (In other words, I made myself something to ensure that the yarn was what I wanted for the gift I'm going to make.)

    It's beautiful. I love the way the silk sheens, I love the feel of the yarn. It's possibly one of my new favorites.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Beautiful, refined yarn

    By Marilee

    from Anchorage, AK

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

      Used this to make a Lavinia capelet. Beautiful stitch definition. Turned out lightweight and warm, and with beautiful even coloring. Love it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      It doesn't get any better

      By Lani

      from USA

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

        I used this yarn to make a HUGE blanket. It was a delight to work with. I am especially happy about the stitch definition. The blanket is soft, warm and so far is showing no pilling. I will definitely use the yarn again and again

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        awesome

        By yarneater

        from virginia

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Stitch Definition's Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

            So snuggly! Used this held double for a sweater that required bulky. Amazing stitch definition. Will be a go to yarn for future projects.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Soft yarn, great to work with

            By Mackenzie

            from Mid-Michigan

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Baby hat

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

              Very soft, non-splitting, high definition yarn worked excellently for the fall slouchy beret I made for a client's 9 month old.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Beautiful Yarn with Great Stitch Definition

              By KnitKnackPatty

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Enthusiast

              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 Northfield:

                I used this yarn to make a cabled sweater. It turned out just beautiful. This yarn knits up beautifully. I didn't have any problems with splitting, mistakes are really easy to fix as the yarn doesn't stick to itself. My sweater is holding up beautifully. The stitch definition is very good, the cables really "pop". I bought more of this yarn in a different color because it was so nice to work with.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Soft in the hand...

                By Beth - knits with cats

                from Orford, NH

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful Deep Colors
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Attracts Cat Hair

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                I made a sweater, knit on the diagonal, with a slip-stich pattern and several colors. It worked up beautifully, but the yarn was so soft and attractive that my cats insisted on sleeping on the project, if I wasn't really careful about putting it away (preferrably in something that zipped up!) I love the colors and found several shades that worked very well together.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Heavenly Northfield!

                By Linda

                from Chicopee, MA

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                  I have made two sweaters using Northfield and love them both. The drape is lovely, the fabric is soft and has a beautiful sheen from the silk in the yarn. I have also crocheted an afghan and it is truly a piece that I cherish.

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                  • No

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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.

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                      • No

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