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    Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky

    Northampton became a fantastic staple so quickly that we knew we had to add a bulky version.  It's 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 knits at 4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7-8 needle.

    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
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    Valley YarnsNorthampton Bulky
     
    4.4

    (based on 48 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Knits quickly (34)
    • Good weight (29)
    • Nice texture (28)
    • Dyed evenly (19)
    • Soft (17)

    Cons

    • Coarse (6)

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (23)
    • Hats (15)
    • Scarves (9)
    • Felting (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (29), Parent (7), Artist (6), Collector (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (32), Yes (8)

    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 48 customers

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    5.0

    Fabulous!

    By Nana

    from Hawthorne,NY

    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Colors Are Great
    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Love The Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Perfect For Sweaters
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

      Perfect for a thick winter sweater

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great bulky yarn at a good price.

      By Daisy

      from Victoria, BC, Canada

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Smooshy
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Bleeds A Bit

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

      Would use again. Great for hats in areas with snowy winters!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Good service.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      If you get Pacific Teal ...

      By whirlofwit

      from Wyoming

      About Me Artist

      Pros

        Cons

        • Coarse

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

          Be warned: The Pacific Teal I ordered was definitely more of a dark green than teal, which is how the color (and name) appeared on my monitor. My sister wanted me to make her a cowl, so I'll probably send this back because it's not the color she had in mind. It also might be a little too rough to have against bare skin.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Northhampton Bulky by Valley Yarns

          By Lancaster Linda

          from Lancaster, NY

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

            Northhampton Bulky Yarn was used for a sweater for my Husband for Christmas '14. It knit up very quickly and is one of those sweaters he will love for a long time.
            The yarn is soft to the hand but still keeps it's beautiful stitch definition.
            Very nice to work with. I will purchase more for his next sweater.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Love the yarn, the colors and the price

            By VerMonster

            from Vermont

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

              Boot sweathers knit up very quickly.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Prompt delivery.
              Customer service very helpful when my order seemed to have been mixed up - it wasn't!

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              • No

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              3.0

              Using Northampton Bulky for Scarves

              By SH

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Machine Washable

              Cons

              • Coarse
              • Snags
              • Unsmooth Texture

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                I purchased this yarn for a scarf I was being paid to make. Individual had a limited budget. I did not enjoy holding the yarn in my hands as I crocheted. Just not soft enough.

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                • No

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                5.0

                My favorite bulky hands down

                By TedsMom on Ravelry

                from Rowe, MA

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Hats
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                  I have made several sweaters with this yarn. Everyone comments on how my stitches look perfect and the sweaters look machine knit. I do knit with an even tension but this yarn is wonderful to knit with. The only thing that could make it better would be if it was super wash. Please don't ever discontinue.

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                  5.0

                  Soft and reasonably priced!

                  By SFMAMA

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Love Denim Heather Color
                  • Nice Texture

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Slouchy Boyfriend Sweater
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                    Great price for a bulky yarn. Nice stitch definition and warm and lightweight. I will definatly buy more!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great for hats

                    By Carolyn

                    from Canaan, CT

                    About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats
                      • Scarves

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                      I am making hats to give away to charities and others who need them. Have found this yarn works up well for hats.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      bulky it is

                      By sanivar

                      from san francisco

                      About Me Enthusiast, Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Knits Quickly

                      Cons

                      • Coarse

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                      I started a sweater. It moves really quick and the color is great, but the yarn itself is quite stiff.

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                      • No

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