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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 50+ skeins $6.49
  • CHOCOLATE 04 Chocolate In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • LIGHTGREY 05 Light Grey In Stock 32 skeins $6.49
  • DARKGREY 06 Dark Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BLACK 07 Black In Stock 19 skeins $6.49
  • APPLEGREEN 10 Apple Green In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • COLONIALBL 12 Colonial Blue In Stock 38 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
  • GOLDHEATHE 25 Gold Heather In Stock 23 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 50+ 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 109 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (89)
  • Dyed evenly (76)
  • Nice texture (76)
  • Knits quickly (58)
  • Soft (58)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (57)
  • Hats (55)
  • Scarves (46)
  • Gloves (30)
  • Felting (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (71), Artist (21), Parent (9), Novice (8), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (91), 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 109 customers

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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

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Still loving Northampton......

      By grammy q

      from Tampa, Fl

      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 Northampton. I have used it doubled for several red riding hood capes for my four grandaughters. An eggplant cape is currently in process. It's a wonderfully sturdy yarn that is great to work with.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        A quality knitting worsted weight yarn

        By susan

        from Hudson, Ma

        About Me Collector, 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

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Shawls

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

        I would use this yarn where any brand knitting worsted is recommended.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Lovely, sturdy wool yarn

        By Grandma_P

        from Cottonwood, CA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Crochets Quickly
        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Easy to work with
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Vest

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

          I am crocheting, using sc and slanted fpdc, a man's vest for my spouse using the Midnight Heather color. The color includes a lovely red cast to this deep blue which we both find (as did a stitching friend) very appealing. The yarn is sturdy, even and easy to work with. I feel that I'm getting a very professional look with it. I am very happy with this yarn and have already recommended it to friends. I will order it again when I want a quality 100% wool.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Beautiful for cables.

          By Beth

          from Des Moines

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

            Delivery is always very prompt. I was concerned about knitting cables in black, but this has wonderful definition. Can't wait to wear the sweater!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Always Excellent Choice

            By Harriet

            from Columbus, OH

            About Me Enthusiast, Knitter, Parent, Reader, Retired

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Color Is Rich
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Color Choices
            • Good Weight
            • Machine Washable
            • Never Disappointed
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Versatile Used It Often

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Afghan
              • Outdoor Sweater Jacket

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

              Never splits
              Uses medium sized needles

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Northampton Yarn

              By des

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                Enjoyed knitting with this yarn.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Great yarn for the price!

                By ZA

                from NY, NY

                About Me Artist

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Blankets

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                Cascades 220

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                3.0

                Not enough "heather" in color

                By cat artist

                from Pittsboro, NC

                About Me Hobbyist

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cost Is Good
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly

                Cons

                • Ends In Middle Of Skein

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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