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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.

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 Discountable
  • RED 17 Red In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • CHARCOAL 51 Charcoal - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • STRATOSPHE 53 Stratosphere - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • WHITE 01 White In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • NATURAL 02 Natural In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • FAWN 03 Fawn In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • CHOCOLATE 04 Chocolate In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • LIGHTGREY 05 Light Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DARKGREY 06 Dark Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BLACK 07 Black In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • APPLEGREEN 10 Apple Green In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DARK NAVY 13 Dark Navy Backordered $6.49
  • DKPERIWINK 14 Deep Periwinkle In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • GOLD 15 Gold In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • SUNSET 16 Orange Sunset In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BURGUNDY 18 Burgundy In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • AMETHYST 19 Amethyst Backordered $6.49
  • EGGPLANT 20 Eggplant In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DAHLIA 21 Dahlia In Stock 28 skeins $6.49
  • BRIGHTPINK 22 Bright Pink In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DKGREENHEA 23 Dark Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • LTGREENHTH 24 Light Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • RASPBERRYH 26 Raspberry Heather Backordered $6.49
  • MERLOTHEAT 27 Merlot Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • CHESTNUTHE 28 Chestnut Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • MIDNIGHTHE 29 Midnight Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • SPRINGPURP 36 Spring Purple In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • OCEANHEATH 40 Ocean Heather Backordered $6.49
  • GARNET 41 Garnet In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • LAKEHEATHE 42 Lake Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DENIMHEATH 43 Denim Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • TWILIGHTHE 45 Twilight Heather Backordered $6.49
  • DKOLIVEHEA 46 Dark Olive Heather Backordered $6.49
  • RUST 47 Rust In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • PACIFICTEA 48 Pacific Teal In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BROWNHEATH 49 Brown Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • MEDGREY 50 Medium Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • SAGEHEATHE 51 Sage Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BOYBLUEHEA 52 Boy Blue Heather In Stock 30 skeins $6.49
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Valley YarnsNorthampton
 
4.6

(based on 133 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (107)
  • Nice texture (93)
  • Dyed evenly (91)
  • Knits quickly (72)
  • Soft (69)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Hats (70)
  • Sweaters (69)
  • Scarves (57)
  • Gloves (38)
  • Felting (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (88), Artist (25), Parent (15), Novice (8), Collector (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (111), Yes (10)

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Quality

My first time using Northampton. Yarn felt extremely sticky, and was heavily dyed as it stained my bamboo knitting needles and my fingers while knitting.
Overall it knit up well and made a...Read complete review

My first time using Northampton. Yarn felt extremely sticky, and was heavily dyed as it stained my bamboo knitting needles and my fingers while knitting.
Overall it knit up well and made a decent project. Not quite what I expected for a worsted weight yarn. I would compare it more to a heavy DK or very light worsted.

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4.0

Workhorse of a yarn; can't get enough...

By AA

from New York, NY

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Great Heather Dyes
  • Great Value For Price
  • Handles Fancy Sts Well
  • Knits Quickly
  • Works Up Evenly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

    I love this yarn. It handles almost all patterns beautifully. The price point is fantastic. Seems like it would be coarser than it is - once steamed, feels great. Takes fair-isle, cables, lace sts perfectly.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Northampton

    By Mary

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

      Its a good base yarn for lots of projects. It is almost like cascade 220 but less expensive.

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      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Love this yarn

      By auntierin79

      from Nashua, NH

      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 Northampton:

        I bought this yarn to make a sweater. The color I chose, Twilight Heather, was a little hard to judge from the picture so I took a leap of faith and ordered it.I'm so glad I did. The color is a beautiful dark shade of purple and it feels wonderful to knit with. I've had to rip back a few times and the yarn holds up. I would recommend it to anyone.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love it.Will buy again. Great Colors!

        By suzieb

        from Rochester, NY

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        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

          Nice texture, great colors, even knitting - makes warm mittens, hats, scarfs. Enjoy results.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Smooth and versatile

          By Nikki H

          from Cleveland, OH

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

            This yarn is relatively soft for 100% wool, it's bouncy and smooth, the color is rich. I'm making a cabled sweater and the cables pop out perfectly, despite the dark color of the yarn. And the price is amazing! I can see myself coming back to this again for anything needing worsted weight yarn.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect worsted weight wool yarn

            By Lisanti

            from Glen Ridge, NJ

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                This is wonderful to work with, and completely uniform from ball to ball. I do wish it was a little easier to find the starting end, but that's just me being fussy. I love this yarn.

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                • No

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                5.0

                awesome all purpose yarn

                By eb

                from Chelmsford, MA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Stitch Definition And Dur

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                    Just a solid all purpose yarn at a great price.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    great yarn to work with

                    By Cinzia the knitter

                    from Calgary, Alberta

                    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                        Love knitting with it

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great for felting!

                        By Edgy38

                        from Soothern New Jersey

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Felting
                          • Hats
                          • Scarves

                          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                          Used for felting

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Old reliable

                          By Valerie

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Color True To Photo
                          • Dyed Evenly
                          • Easy To Fix
                          • Good Weight
                          • Knits Quickly
                          • Machine Washable
                          • Nice Texture
                          • Soft

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hats
                            • Scarves
                            • Sweaters

                            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                            I bought this along with the Northampton by Valley Yarns due to the similar weight (and fact that I couldn't find both colors I needed available) to make 2-color brioche stitch scarves for my teammates. I've used the Cascade 220 for a sweater before and it holds up well in the wash and is cozy and warm for those New England fall/winter seasons.

                            Service and delivery comments:

                            Delivery was prompt and the package was secure. No damage to yarn.

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                            • Yes

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