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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 $4.19 ball
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Valley YarnsNorthfield
 
4.6

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (73)
  • Nice texture (71)
  • Good weight (68)
  • Dyed evenly (55)
  • Knits quickly (39)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (62)
  • Scarves (55)
  • Hats (45)
  • Gloves (23)
  • Socks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (57), Parent (13), Artist (7), Novice (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69), Yes (13)

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.

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4.0

Texture knitting

By K2P2

from St. Paul, MN

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

      Computer image color not even close to actual color

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Beautiful yarn

      By Ceallaigh

      from Chicago, IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Interesting Twist
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Gauge A Little Small

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

      Used five colors for a fair isle neck warmer. It was soft, easy to knit, a bit small for the gauge, but I knit Portuguese, so my gauge is tight. It trapped easily and was easy to hide vertically--no bumps, even though there were sometimes three strands being vertically trapped in the same place at a time. I will buy this brand and weight again. It's perfect for color work.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Lovely drape, ultra warm

      By Mel

      from Landenberg, PA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Muted Hue

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

      I used this for a fitted cardigan, and I find the drape of the fabric from this yarn to be lovely. It is very warm, too!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      2.0

      DK or worsted?

      By Carolyn

      from Ajijic, Mexico

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

          I'm using this for a spring/summer sweater and the gauge was very difficult to find. I'm knitting on size 2 needles rather than size 6 as called for for a DK weight yarn. I hope it works. This would be a fine yarn for a different project.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Nice yarn to work with

          By KnittingBee

          from Fargo, ND

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Splice Is Stiff And Long

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

          Even though I had to tear out and re-knit several portions, the yarn maintained its integrity. It was a nice yarn for my first big project.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My favorite

          By Avid knitter

          from Massachusetts

          About Me Avid Intermediate Knitter

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Makes Warm Sweater
          • Nice Texture
          • Show Patterns Nicely

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • A
            • Scarfs
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

            This yarn makes lovely sweaters that are warm without bulk. Comes in gorgeous colors.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            yum

            By pacalaga

            from Phoenix, AZ

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                First: I think this is a worsted, not a DK.
                Next: I bought this for a cardigan and it's been lovely so far. I've snagged it a couple times but I wouldn't call it particularly splitty - the first time involved a cat and the second was a broken stitch marker. It's making a lovely fabric and I can't wait to wear it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                3.0

                Mixed feelings

                By WYZR

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Machine Washable
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                  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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great yarn!

                  By Breezyweezy

                  from Midlothian, VA

                  About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Snags

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                  This yarn is so soft and great to work with. The silk gives it just a little sheen that makes it special. It's my go-to yarn for gifts!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  The softest darn thing you ever felt

                  By Mordechai smith

                  from nazareth, PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Northfield:

                      I got this as a gift for my girlfriend who knits, so I don't really know how it handles when knitting, but it looks and feels amazing. I got her several other yarns and this was by far the nicest yarn I bought.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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