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Valley Yarns Northfield

Valley Yarns Northfield is a glorious blend of merino, baby alpaca, and silk. This DK weight is perfect for garments and accessories that you want to be warm and cozy. Northfield has the slightest sheen from the silk, adding sophistication to this superb yarn. Made in Peru.

Get more project ideas from the Northfield edition of Valley Yarns on Ravelry on our blog.

Check out our Valley Yarns Northfield Undyed 100 Gram Hanks and Northfield Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer

Content:
70% Merino Wool/ 20% Baby Alpaca/ 10% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/124yd
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$5.99 ball Discountable
  • 08 Summer Plum In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • LIGHTGRAY Light Gray - New! In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • PERSIMMON Persimmon - New! In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • FAWN Fawn In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • MEDIUMGRAY Medium Gray In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 01 Natural In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 03 Chestnut In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 04 Cocoa In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 06 Wine In Stock 32 balls $5.99
  • 07 Lavender In Stock 1 ball $5.99
  • 10 Seaspray In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 11 Balsam In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 12 Deep Water In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 14 Haze In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 15 Black In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 17 Navy Blue In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • 18 Pine Green In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • RED 19 Red In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • GRAPE 21 Grape In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • PURPLEHAZE 22 Purple Haze In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • BOYBLUE 23 Boy Blue In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • STONEBLUE 24 Stone Blue In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • AVOCADO 25 Avocado In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • CHARCOAL 26 Charcoal In Stock 50+ balls $5.99
  • TRANQBLUE 27 Tranquil Blue In Stock 2 balls $5.99
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Valley YarnsNorthfield
 
4.7

(based on 121 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (92)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (94)
  • Nice texture (92)
  • Good weight (91)
  • Dyed evenly (73)
  • Knits quickly (53)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (77)
  • Scarves (66)
  • Hats (53)
  • Gloves (29)
  • Socks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (77), Parent (16), Artist (10), Novice (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (89), Yes (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lovely to work with and a great value!

I just finished knitting a sweater with Northfield in Charcoal and I love the way it feels on your hands as you knit. I love the way it feels when I wear it! And...Read complete review

I just finished knitting a sweater with Northfield in Charcoal and I love the way it feels on your hands as you knit. I love the way it feels when I wear it! And it drapes beautifully. As I expected, this blend of alpaca, silk, and merino grew during wet blocking. I found that it split a little, especially after ripping out a few rows to correct mistakes, but not enough to be a major concern.
I bought this on sale but even for the regular price it feels like a much more expensive yarn.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mixed feelings

I bought this yarn to make a hat. It was the yarn specified in the pattern. I got a good price because the color was on a closeout. The yarn splits way too...Read complete review

I bought this yarn to make a hat. It was the yarn specified in the pattern. I got a good price because the color was on a closeout. The yarn splits way too easily - I have to be quite careful as I knit. In spite of that, the resulting fabric is pretty, soft, with a nice sheen and drape. Would I buy it again? No.

Reviewed by 121 customers

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5.0

Soft hand, no splitting

By stichr

from Gig Harbor, WA

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Crochets Up Nicely
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

    So far I have only made a hat. But the way it looks in Crochet Stitches is ideal! I will use this yarn for anything I want to look good! It is a 'heavy' yarn, not lacy, though I wouldn't say it couldn't look lacy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Beautiful Yarn!

    By Lynn grandmother, ret.

    from South Texas

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

      Soft yet durable feel with a subtle sheen. This is my go-to yarn.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Wonderful yarn. So soft and easy knitting. Love it.

      By Maw

      from Georgia

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

        Sweater. Easy knitting.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I would use this yarn again and again.

        By Baggybabe

        from San Francisco

        About Me Parent, Retired Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Great Stitch Definition
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Toddler Hooded Sweater

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

          I used a 5 needle...love the result.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Love this Yarn!

          By Kathy

          from Averill Parl, NY

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Lace

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

            I made 2 lace shawls with the Lonely Tree pattern, one in medium gray and one deep water blue. They had great stitch definition, good texture, opened up easily in blocking and felt so soft! I think that the dye affects the stretchiness of the yarn. The blue shawl knitted up looser and opened up larger in the blocking. Although I finished the pattern in the gray with 1 skein, I had to abbreviate the pattern in blue as I was running out of yarn. I will use this yarn again and again for DK weight projects! It would be great for baby items!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Lovely Yarn

            By imsandih

            from Montana

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

              The web site is quick on delivery. The yarn is great. Love the feel of it.

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              5.0

              Lovely yarn

              By Mummsie

              from Sarasota, FL

              About Me Enthusiast, Grandma

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Toddler Hat

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                I am making a hat with green for the grass and blue for the sky and then adding little sheep over it. This yarn is doing a great job and I can't wait to finish it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Love this yarn!

                By Jill

                from Paris

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                    I bought this yarn because of its weight and great price, and I'm so glad I did! It knits up beautifully, with lovely stitch definition. I'm making a cardigan with a patterned stitch, and it's just lovely! It's also very pleasant to knit with, feeling nice and soft and silky as I knit. The slight sheen is another plus. I'll definitely use Northfield again!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    My order arrived quickly, even factoring in the fact that I live in Europe. The package was intact and so I have no complaints, and will most assuredly order from Webs again.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Lovely yarn.

                    By Fanta

                    from Albuquerque

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                      This yarn is a great buy. Many merino/alpaca/silk blends are more costly. I found the color to be darker than what I saw at WEBS but I like the color. Perhaps it is hard to show the true color of a twisted yarn.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      shows up cables well

                      By Harriet

                      from Lakewood, CA

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gloves
                        • Hats
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                        Used in cable scarf. Works up well with nice definition in the cables.

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