Accessibility Information Skip To Main Navigation Skip To Secondary Navigation Skip To Main Content
Shop by Category

WEBS discount

WEBS Discout

Wool Yarn

test caption placement

More Views

Enlarge Video
4.6

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. Northampton is beautiful and economical, too. 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 $4.69 skein
  • RED 17 Red In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • CHARCOAL 51 Charcoal In Stock 7 skeins $4.69
  • STRATOSPHE 53 Stratosphere In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • WHITE 01 White In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • NATURAL 02 Natural In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • FAWN 03 Fawn In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • CHOCOLATE 04 Chocolate In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • LIGHTGREY 05 Light Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • DARKGREY 06 Dark Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • BLACK 07 Black In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • APPLEGREEN 10 Apple Green In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • DARK NAVY 13 Dark Navy In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • DKPERIWINK 14 Deep Periwinkle In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • GOLD 15 Gold In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • SUNSET 16 Orange Sunset In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • BURGUNDY 18 Burgundy In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • AMETHYST 19 Amethyst In Stock 41 skeins $4.69
  • EGGPLANT 20 Eggplant In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • DAHLIA 21 Dahlia In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • BRIGHTPINK 22 Bright Pink In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • DKGREENHEA 23 Dark Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • LTGREENHTH 24 Light Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • RASPBERRYH 26 Raspberry Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • MERLOTHEAT 27 Merlot Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • CHESTNUTHE 28 Chestnut Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • MIDNIGHTHE 29 Midnight Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • OCEANHEATH 40 Ocean Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • GARNET 41 Garnet Backordered $4.69
  • LAKEHEATHE 42 Lake Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • DENIMHEATH 43 Denim Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • TWILIGHTHE 45 Twilight Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • DKOLIVEHEA 46 Dark Olive Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • RUST 47 Rust In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • PACIFICTEA 48 Pacific Teal In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • BROWNHEATH 49 Brown Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • MEDGREY 50 Medium Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
  • SAGEHEATHE 51 Sage Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.69
Close

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Valley YarnsNorthampton
 
4.6

(based on 193 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (160)
  • Nice texture (138)
  • Dyed evenly (136)
  • Knits quickly (103)
  • Soft (93)

Cons

  • Coarse (6)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (103)
  • Hats (99)
  • Scarves (83)
  • Gloves (53)
  • Felting (42)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (120), Artist (32), Parent (19), Novice (11), Collector (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (166), Yes (12)

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.

VS

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.

Reviewed by 193 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

slipper

By tricoteuse

from Canada

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Soft

Cons

  • Stretches

Best Uses

  • Felting

Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

I use this product for felting. It's so beautiful.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

 
5.0

Great yarn

By Jo

from Venice, Florida

About Me Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

    This is the 3rd time I ordered from this company and all the yarns have been great to knit with and turn out even for the way that I knit.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

     
    5.0

    Beautiful yarn!

    By Lor

    from Fayetteville, NC

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

        I love the Northampton yarns ~ especially the Heathers. This worked up beautifully in a sweater for my brother :-)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        5.0

        EXCELLENT FOR COMPLEX PATTERNS

        By pwrnyc

        from New York City

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Color
        • Doesn't Bother My Allergy
        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Showcases Complex Cables
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

          Using this yarn for a gift for an adult. It is looking great. I am allergic and can't wear wool myself and am sometimes bothered by yarn that I knit-but this is fine. I would use it again.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

           
          5.0

          Valley Yarns - Northampton

          By Classy Lady

          from New Mexico NM

          About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

            Cardigans, sweaters in patterns requiring heavy worsted yarn, long wearing and the heathers are in classic colors.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

             
            5.0

            Northhampton is the greatest

            Profile Image

            By Sablestasher

            from Pacific Coast of Oregon

            About Me Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Afgahans
              • Coats
              • Felting
              • Gloves
              • Hap Shawls
              • Hats
              • Jackets
              • Queen Sized Blankets
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters
              • Throws

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

              I use this yarn for everything that requires a 'worsted' weight wool. It has great yardage 247 yards per skein. A wide choice of colors and it doesn't seem to fuzz up or pill. It is affordable. I call it the most 'honest' yarn I have used!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

               
              5.0

              Super yarn!!!

              By Jo

              from Venice, Florida

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                Wonderful yarn for a winter sweater. I will be ordering again for another sweater with the same yarn.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                 
                5.0

                Northhampton is the BEST!

                By SableStasher

                from The Oregon Coast

                About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Life Long Knitter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Great Color Range
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Knits Quickly
                • Knits Up Smoothly
                • Nice Texture
                • Quality Yardage Best Buy
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Affordable Blankets
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                  I have knitted blankets, sweaters, jackets and scarves with "worsted" weight Northampton. I love this workhorse yarn. It is the best on the market in my opinion. I use it for most things. It is a great yarn and I encourage everyone to try the generous yardage and flawlessly colored, 100% wool, offered by Valley Yarns.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful yarn

                  Profile Image

                  By Heather

                  from Newton, MA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                      This is my new workhorse worsted weight yarn. Good twist, nice colors, smooth. Very few irregularities, and the balls are wound well so there are no tangles.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                       
                      5.0

                      Valley Yarns Northampton

                      By GRANDMAJEAN

                      from Iowa

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Work With
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Nice To Work With
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hats
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                        Used it for Christmas minatures now making a coat. Doesn't stretch out, true to gauge.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                        Displaying reviews 1-10

                        Back to top

                        Previous | Next »

                        Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
                        To
                        If you have an account you may Log In to access your saved contacts.
                        From
                        Message

                        Webs Discount

                        20% Off
                        On highlighted items totaling $60 or more!
                        25% Off
                        On highlighted items totaling $120 or more!