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Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky

Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky has the same soft wool as Northampton, but in a bulky 4-ply that will fly off your needles. You may also want to try Northampton which works up at 4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7-8 needle.

Note: This yarn has been discontinued and inventory is limited.

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

Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/109yds
Gauge:
3 sts = 1" on US 10.5
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
$6.49 skein $4.59 skein
  • COLONIALBL Colonial Blue In Stock 5 skeins $4.59
  • JADE In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • MIDNIGHTHE Midnight Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
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Valley YarnsNorthampton Bulky
 
4.4

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (68)
  • Good weight (62)
  • Nice texture (52)
  • Dyed evenly (43)
  • Soft (38)

Cons

  • Coarse (11)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (44)
  • Hats (31)
  • Scarves (24)
  • Felting (17)
  • Gloves (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (54), Parent (16), Artist (14), Novice (7), Collector (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65), Yes (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My go-to bulky wool

I knit with this yarn every day--literally. The quality is very consistent. The only "knots" that occur are tiny and very tight, can be knitted over, and disappear into...Read complete review

I knit with this yarn every day--literally. The quality is very consistent. The only "knots" that occur are tiny and very tight, can be knitted over, and disappear into the fabric. The yarn is springy and easy on my hands for a bulky yarn.

I've noticed that some colorways are slightly thinner than others (midnight heather is one). Some are softer than others (gold heather comes to mind). And I really wish the colors included yellow and orange. But overall, I consider this yarn to be a durable, reliable workhorse yarn and a great value. So much so that I've got a massive stash of about 80 skeins for charity knitting.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Color is nice, but not pleased with feel

I have used this to make a feather and fan scarf for my daughter and that went fairly well. Then I got some Midnight Heather to make a scarf for her boyfriend. UGH....Read complete review

I have used this to make a feather and fan scarf for my daughter and that went fairly well. Then I got some Midnight Heather to make a scarf for her boyfriend. UGH. The color is fine, but the feel is a bit rougher than the cream that I used for her. Also, every skein I used had nasty felted joins that felt like PLASTIC. Not pleasant at all. And annoying to try and knit with them there. I am not sure how this is going to wear - as it feels a bit stiff and manmade instead of a soft and lofty wool.

Reviewed by 85 customers

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4.0

bulky cardigan

By The Fanatic Knitter

from Ann Arbor, MI and Longboat Key, Fl

About Me Daughter In Law, Enthusiast, Friend, Mother In Law, Parent, Sister

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Coarse
  • Hard To Get Stitch Gauge

Best Uses

  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

I am making a shawl collared cardigan. I really like the color and weight. It is quick. But not as soft as I expected. But as an outer garment it should be ok.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Fast and beautiful

By Sunshine

from Yonkers

About Me Enthusiast, Novice

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

    What a joy to use! Knitted quickly and looks great.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Nice Yarn

    By Green Lilac

    from Belvidere, IL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

        This is a very nice bulky yarn. It held its shape when I made a crochet rug. The only con I have is that it was shades darker than the photo online.

        Service and delivery comments:

        This yarn was shades darker than the photo.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Love this yarn! Gorgeous color. Knits super fast

        By Maine knitter

        from Portland, Maine

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

          Loved knitting with this yarn. So quick and it has a great feel. Love the colors.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Easy to knit

          By RetiredTeacher

          from El Dorado Hills, CA

          About Me Novice, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Knits Quickly
          • Warm Doesn't Split

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

            Nice chunky yarn; quick knit for a warm hat.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            I love this beautiful soft yarn!

            By nana of many

            from Mountains, So. California

            About Me Artist, Collector, Compulsive knitter, Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Beautiful colors
            • Doesn't split
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

              excellent quality! Beautiful texture & colors! No knots!

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              5.0

              Northampton Bulky

              By Grandma Boo

              from Brentwood, CA

              About Me Artist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

              Rich color, wonderfully thick, easy yo knit up.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              decent inexpensive yarn.

              By LJ

              from USA

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                I used this yarn for a learn to knit program for young people (not kids) Not super soft but not especially scratchy either

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Beautiful and affordable

                By Jenn

                from Berkshires, mass

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Blanket
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters
                  • Throw Pillows

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                  Making throw pillow.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Arrived quickly

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Really great

                  By BW

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                    Bought this for a Xmas sweater for my mum. She selected the colour in the worsted weight of the same yarn, then picked a bulky pattern -- so it was great to be able to just switch to this yarn without the hassle of re-selecting colours. She is in Australia and I am currently in Texas, so this has involved a lot of online negotiation...
                    The sweater is still in progress but looks great. Soft and easy to knit with.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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