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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. 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 Discountable
  • RED 17 Red In Stock 35 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 5 skeins $6.49
  • BURGUNDY 18 Burgundy In Stock 41 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 Backordered $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 1 skein $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
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Valley YarnsNorthampton
 
4.6

(based on 175 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (118)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (144)
  • Dyed evenly (123)
  • Nice texture (123)
  • Knits quickly (95)
  • Soft (85)

Cons

  • Coarse (6)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (91)
  • Hats (90)
  • Scarves (75)
  • Gloves (47)
  • Felting (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (112), Artist (29), Parent (16), Novice (10), Collector (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (148), 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.

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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.

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5.0

Great product

By Corina

from New Zealand

About Me Enthusiast

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anything

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

    I ordered this over the holiday period and it arrived promptly, given that I live across the Pacific. The colour matched the photo, so no surprises.
    I am knitting a garter stitch sweater from the Martin Storey Tweed book (published by Rowan Yarns), and it will be a lot more economical than RY (sorry but I will have to win the lottery to afford that). Even allowing for the exchange rate and shipping it is still a reasonable price.
    It is knitting up beautifully and I look forward to wearing it.
    I would whole-heartedly recommend this yarn to someone looking to do any type of garment in an aran weight.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    This is my new Go-To worsted

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    By LooLoo on Ravelry

    from Malden, MA

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

      I bought this as an economical option for knitting my 3XLT husband a sweater, and then I fell in love. The color pallette is excellent, and I have loved working with it. I've already bought enough yarn for four more sweaters. The color is beautiful enough for an unadorned EZ sweater, but also shows texture well for the Dutch Ganseys I am making.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great sweater yarn

      By scitchr

      from Orchard Park, NY

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

        I love this yarn. It's a bit like Cascade 220, but softer and less expensive. Beautiful color choices.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My go-to yarn!

        By AA

        from New York, NY

        About Me Constant knitter, Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Pattern Definition
        • Good Value Vs Yardage
        • Good Weight
        • Great color selection
        • Knits Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

          I have made sweaters, cardigans, scarves, hats, headbands, mitts. All turned out great. Yarn is easy to work with, great for cable patterns as far as definition. Although not very soft, soft enough. Heather colors are magical. Love this yarn!

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          • No

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          5.0

          loving Twilight Heather

          By abby

          from Portland, Or

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to work with
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters
            • Textured Work

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

            I am making a pullover sweater with nice patterned texture in it. The color is lovely, with great highlights. This is an easy straightforward yarn to work with.

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            • No

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            4.0

            247yds/comparable to cascade 220 worsted

            By teresa

            from Massachusetts

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

              Great yardage/ knits just like cascade 220/no knots in the skein/ very affordable. Great for berets,scarves and especially sweaters.

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              • No

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              5.0

              A very good yarn

              By Kitsel

              from south central Colorado

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Socks
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                I am crocheting a sweater with this yarn, and am enjoying working with it. The plies stay together -- no splitting! The color is even and the yarn is soft for a regular wool.
                I am also making fingerless mittens with it and they are turning out very well too.
                I will definitely use it again.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great All-Purpose Yarn!

                By Yarn Fiend in VT

                from Vermont

                About Me Avid Knitter Yarn Addict

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Blankets
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                  Valley Yarns Northampton is overwhelming better to me than Cascade 220. Both Noho and Cascade 220 are "go to" yarns for beginners and advanced knitters alike. However, Noho is far better. It is better value, the yarn is more plump, softer and provides greater stitch definition. Also, it is plied more so it pills less and does not split like Cascade 220. To anyone considering Cascade 220 (especially if you are just learning to knit garments) you cannot go wrong with this Valley Yarns Northampton!

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Cascade yarn

                  By afghan queen

                  from Vermont

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Afghans
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                    Afghans are my signature wedding gift. This yarn in off white makes a beautiful Gift.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I liked it so much I re-ordered

                    By Larry's mom

                    from Bettendorf, IA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                      I'm finishing a sweater that has taken 9 skeins and there have been no knots in any of the skeins. Knits up easily. Looks great at a great price.

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                      • No

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