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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
  • WHITE 01 White Backordered $6.49
  • NATURAL 02 Natural In Stock 30 skeins $6.49
  • FAWN 03 Fawn Backordered $6.49
  • CHOCOLATE 04 Chocolate In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • LIGHTGREY 05 Light Grey Backordered $6.49
  • DARKGREY 06 Dark Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BLACK 07 Black Backordered $6.49
  • APPLEGREEN 10 Apple Green In Stock 2 skeins $6.49
  • DARK NAVY 13 Dark Navy In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DKPERIWINK 14 Deep Periwinkle In Stock 15 skeins $6.49
  • GOLD 15 Gold In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • SUNSET 16 Orange Sunset Backordered $6.49
  • BURGUNDY 18 Burgundy In Stock 4 skeins $6.49
  • AMETHYST 19 Amethyst In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • EGGPLANT 20 Eggplant In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DAHLIA 21 Dahlia In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BRIGHTPINK 22 Bright Pink In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DKGREENHEA 23 Dark Green Heather Backordered $6.49
  • LTGREENHTH 24 Light Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • RASPBERRYH 26 Raspberry Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $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
  • BRIGHTBLUE 30 Bright Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • SPRINGPURP 36 Spring Purple In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • OCEANHEATH 40 Ocean Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $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 In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DKOLIVEHEA 46 Dark Olive Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $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 Backordered $6.49
  • SAGEHEATHE 51 Sage Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BOYBLUEHEA 52 Boy Blue Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
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Valley YarnsNorthampton
 
4.6

(based on 126 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (103)
  • Nice texture (90)
  • Dyed evenly (87)
  • Knits quickly (67)
  • Soft (67)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Hats (66)
  • Sweaters (66)
  • Scarves (57)
  • Gloves (38)
  • Felting (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (83), Artist (25), Parent (15), Novice (8), Collector (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (104), 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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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

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Great for felting!

      By Edgy38

      from Soothern New Jersey

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          A Cushy/Comfy yarn for Maine Winters.

          By lilobell05

          from Maine

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Coarse

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

          I am making a pullover in a tight gauge with this product. I am also extremely picky about soft wools, as 2 of my children itch like crazy with scratchy wools.

          I place this yarn in the middle of the itch spectrum. I have used softer yarns labeled 100% wool, but have also used rougher.

          Don't get me wrong. I adore this yarn. This yarn is multi-ply with a nice tight twist. Knit up, the fabric is cushy and bouncy. I would love a hat or some bedsocks for myself in this yarn. I also could see this for mittens or mitts.

          Unless a wash with or without conditioner softens this further, I would be wary about using this for my girls.

          I fully understand why people use this as a work-horse yarn. Stitches look gorgeous and makes a warm, comfy knit. This is a great yarn for cold, Maine winters.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Nice yarn!

          By weavefairy

          from Grayson, Ky

          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:

            I knitted the Telluride pullover with this and the stitches showed nicely. And I am currently knitting a cardi in the same yarn!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            wonderful Northampton yarn

            By houndsmum

            from Randleman NC

            About Me Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Great to knit with
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Washes Well
            • Wonderful colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

              very good for knitting, great quality

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              3.0

              Decent Quality

              By TX Sim

              from Austin, TX

              About Me ADVANCED KNITTER, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Heavily Dyed
              • Sticky

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Love this yarn too!

              By GMa Debi

              from Williston, ND

              About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                This has a nice hand...

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Excellent workhorse wool

                By tabitha

                from Vulcan

                About Me Designer, Enthusiast, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anything You Throw At It
                  • Felting
                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                  Wonderful basic wool - soft yet durable; good variety of colors. Nice yardage per ball so you aren't constantly joining new yarn. Great price for those items that need extra yardage, like sweaters. All in all a great value. I come back to Northampton again and again.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Love this yarn!

                  By Knitting Kellie

                  from Bozeman, Mt

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                    I love this yarn. It's relatively inexpensive and very high quality. It's soft, the colors are great...it has been my experience that the colors presented online are very close to the color the actual product.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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