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

Valley Yarns

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. 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 In Stock 50+ skeins $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 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 In Stock 50+ skeins $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
  • 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 In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • SAGEHEATHE 51 Sage Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
Close

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Valley YarnsNorthampton
 
4.6

(based on 144 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (116)
  • Dyed evenly (100)
  • Nice texture (100)
  • Knits quickly (78)
  • Soft (72)

Cons

  • Coarse (6)

Best Uses

  • Hats (75)
  • Sweaters (73)
  • Scarves (60)
  • Gloves (42)
  • Felting (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (97), Artist (26), Parent (15), Novice (9), Collector (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (121), Yes (11)

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 144 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
1.0

Would not purchase this product again

By SDM the Novice Knitter

from Germantown, MD

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable

Cons

  • Coarse

Best Uses

  • Felting

Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

Yarn is extremely coarse which won't allow for long periods of knitting without harming your fingers. It is so coarse until I cannot imagine knitting anything wearable or that you would put near your body.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Northampton yarn

By houndsmum

from Randleman NC

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
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • I Knit Cardigans In It
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

    This is a great everyday yarn. It shows lace and cables very well . A good consistent yarn in nice colors

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    good to work with

    By Lada

    from Canada

    About Me Love Knitting For The Joy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Slightly coarse
    • Unravels

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

    good weight, knits fast, pleasant to hold, used for sweater (present).
    Delivery was incredibly fast, well packed.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    This is the real deal!

    By Cq

    from Wi

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Economical
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Not machine washable

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

    This is how I think wool should feel- rich, bouncy, soft but not too soft. I bought a few skeins to experiment with to see if it's throw/afghan worthy. I think it is-- I may use double strands or try the bulky version. The color choices are great and the purple and maroon colors I got matched up with the website colors. Of course, if it were machine- washable, that would be ideal but I don't enjoy knitting with Superwash yarns as much. Can't have it all. . . : )

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Great colors for sports fans

    By Naomi

    from North Carolina

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

      I like the clear, bold colors best. I made warm hats for football fans using the gold, black and burgundy colors. I also like Northampton for cable patterns, such as the Oxbow Hat. It works best with needle sizes 6 and 7 with firm tension.

      Northampton is a dense yarn, but the one disadvantage is that it is a bit thinner that other worsteds. Thus you have to make gauge adjustments to use patterns designed for other worsted yarns with needle size 8.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not for me

      By CAgirl

      from San Diego

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blocks Nicely
      • Good Weight

      Cons

      • Coarse

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

        I purchased this yarn for the KAL and was very excited only to find out it was way to coarse for my hands. I tried two skeins in different colors thinking that might make a diffence but it was the same. I did however block the first square and it blocks very nicely. I tried a block in acrylic and it doesn't block as nice. I just wish the wool was softer.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Northampton yarns for KAL/CAL

        By jus.joan

        from Centralia, WA

        About Me Collector, Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        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 Northampton:

          I purchased the suggested yarns for the KAL/CAL mystery afghan. I love the way itknits up, no tangles, easy to see and most importantly, it does not split when working up!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Wonderful Yarn

          By myrnalynn

          from Vancouver BC Canada

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

              I really enjoy working with this yarn. I'm taking part in the KAL and this is my first time using it. I would definitely buy this yarn again.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              3.0

              Not as soft as expected

              By JoJoBean

              from Providence Forge, Virginia

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Reasonable Priced

              Cons

              • Not As Soft As Expected

              Best Uses

              • Routine Stuff

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              confused

              By Knitter

              from Surf City, NC

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • 41 Stitiches Then Said B
              • 43 Stitchs Doesn't Conf
              • Besure Add 2 Stitches To
              • Confuse The Pattern Or
              • Directions Said Cast On 4
              • Dyed Evenly
              • Each End Making It 43 St
              • Easy To Fix

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                  Webs always responds to commets. Love the webside and prodcuts. Thannnnnnnw

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  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!