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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 In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • NATURAL 02 Natural In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • FAWN 03 Fawn In Stock 42 skeins $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 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 26 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 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 In Stock 4 skeins $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 117 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (95)
  • Nice texture (81)
  • Dyed evenly (79)
  • Soft (63)
  • Knits quickly (62)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (60)
  • Sweaters (60)
  • Scarves (51)
  • Gloves (34)
  • Felting (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (75), Artist (23), Parent (10), Novice (8), Collector (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (97), Yes (8)

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 enough "heather" in color

I thought there would be more red showing in the yarn as seen on computer. Was disappointed to find an end near the beginning of a skein; admittedly they do an excellent job of...Read complete review

I thought there would be more red showing in the yarn as seen on computer. Was disappointed to find an end near the beginning of a skein; admittedly they do an excellent job of joining them so it is possible to continue with knitting if careful. Cost was good.

Reviewed by 117 customers

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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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    My favorite wool

    By WKD

    from Canada

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Afghan
      • Scarves

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

      I have made 6 afghans for my nieces and nephews with this wool. It is not scratchy, and much warmer and softer than acrylic blend wools. They love cuddling up in them when we read together.

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      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Good yarn; color not as expected

      By Kalamazooan

      from Michigan

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

            I ordered 30 skeins of the Valley Northampton yarn in SAGE HEATHER. When it arrived I was surprised to find that the color differed from my expectations. On my computer monitor the color has a greenish tint with flecks of brown. The yarn I got is drab gray. I cannot see any green cast to it. And I would not describe it as "heathered." There were no flecks of any other color. I was going to return it, but the yarn itself is so nice I have decided to keep it. So bottom line, great yarn but you might not get the color you are expecting.

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            • No

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            4.0

            love it

            By deweb52

            from Johannesburg, MI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Socks

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

              Bought to make felted hats, scarves & mittens . Worked great for so far for the felted hats.

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              First Time Buyer

              By Chico

              from Blackstone, MA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                Pleased with the weight of the wool, worsted on the light side.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Easy ordering process. Arrived in a timely manner.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful soft yarn! Best sweater yarn!

                By nana of many

                from Mountains, So. California

                About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 247 Yards Per Skein
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                  Beautiful colors, soft quality yarn and large skeins with
                  247 yards per skein!!

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                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Outstanding quality, wonderful to work w

                  By Hansi

                  from Brunswick, Maine

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                    Made a beautyful Dr Who scarf!, it's wonderful yarn!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Excellent, friendly service!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Love this yarn!

                    By Fran

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                        Great price and performance!

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        2.0

                        Not very soft

                        By Love to knit!

                        from Roseville, ca

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Good Weight
                        • Knits Quickly

                        Cons

                        • Coarse

                        Best Uses

                        • Felting

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                        Might use for felted hats. Not soft enough for a sweater, too scratchy.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        4.0

                        I like this yarn a lot.

                        By clicketsticks

                        from Alabama

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Good Weight
                        • Hides Mistakes
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                            Good springiness, doesnt split. Not scratchy feeling, even though I am using this yarn in July in Alabama! I think this is a great deal for wool worsted.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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