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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
 
4.7

(based on 123 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (93)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (94)
  • Good weight (93)
  • Nice texture (93)
  • Dyed evenly (75)
  • Knits quickly (54)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (77)
  • Scarves (67)
  • Hats (54)
  • Gloves (29)
  • Shawls (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (78), Parent (16), Artist (10), Novice (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (91), Yes (14)

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.

Reviewed by 123 customers

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5.0

Lovely

By yarneater

from virginia

About Me Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

      I machine washed this in a front loader on gentle cycle with agitation turned off and it felted something awful. Do not machine wash - unless you really want felt.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Pleasantly Surprised

      By Elizabeth

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Sheds
      • Splits Slightly

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Shawls

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

      I bought this on a whim because I a) needed new yarn for my shawl because I didn't like the original color I bought b) it was cheap c) it was on sale. I'm new to yarn so I figured that I should like this since it is mostly merino, but also had some alpaca and silk (Most wool irritates my sensitive skin). I love it!
      It's soft and knits up wonderfully. The downside is that it will randomly shed a little and it sometimes splits, but for the price it's spot on. I will definitely be buying more of this.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Soft hand, no splitting

      By stichr

      from Gig Harbor, WA

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Crochets Up Nicely
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

        So far I have only made a hat. But the way it looks in Crochet Stitches is ideal! I will use this yarn for anything I want to look good! It is a 'heavy' yarn, not lacy, though I wouldn't say it couldn't look lacy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Beautiful Yarn!

        By Lynn grandmother, ret.

        from South Texas

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        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

          Soft yet durable feel with a subtle sheen. This is my go-to yarn.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Wonderful yarn. So soft and easy knitting. Love it.

          By Maw

          from Georgia

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

            Sweater. Easy knitting.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            I would use this yarn again and again.

            By Baggybabe

            from San Francisco

            About Me Parent, Retired Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Great Stitch Definition
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Toddler Hooded Sweater

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

              I used a 5 needle...love the result.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Love this Yarn!

              By Kathy

              from Averill Parl, NY

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good stitch definition
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Colors
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lace

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                I made 2 lace shawls with the Lonely Tree pattern, one in medium gray and one deep water blue. They had great stitch definition, good texture, opened up easily in blocking and felt so soft! I think that the dye affects the stretchiness of the yarn. The blue shawl knitted up looser and opened up larger in the blocking. Although I finished the pattern in the gray with 1 skein, I had to abbreviate the pattern in blue as I was running out of yarn. I will use this yarn again and again for DK weight projects! It would be great for baby items!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Lovely Yarn

                By imsandih

                from Montana

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                  The web site is quick on delivery. The yarn is great. Love the feel of it.

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                  5.0

                  Lovely yarn

                  By Mummsie

                  from Sarasota, FL

                  About Me Enthusiast, Grandma

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Toddler Hat

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                    I am making a hat with green for the grass and blue for the sky and then adding little sheep over it. This yarn is doing a great job and I can't wait to finish it.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love this yarn!

                    By Jill

                    from Paris

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                        I bought this yarn because of its weight and great price, and I'm so glad I did! It knits up beautifully, with lovely stitch definition. I'm making a cardigan with a patterned stitch, and it's just lovely! It's also very pleasant to knit with, feeling nice and soft and silky as I knit. The slight sheen is another plus. I'll definitely use Northfield again!

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        My order arrived quickly, even factoring in the fact that I live in Europe. The package was intact and so I have no complaints, and will most assuredly order from Webs again.

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                        • No

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