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4.6

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
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  • 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 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DARKGREY 06 Dark Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BLACK 07 Black In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
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  • RASPBERRYH 26 Raspberry Heather Backordered $6.49
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  • 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 32 skeins $6.49
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Valley YarnsNorthampton
 
4.6

(based on 132 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (106)
  • Nice texture (93)
  • Dyed evenly (90)
  • Knits quickly (71)
  • Soft (69)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Hats (69)
  • Sweaters (68)
  • Scarves (57)
  • Gloves (38)
  • Felting (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (87), Artist (25), Parent (15), Novice (8), Collector (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (110), Yes (10)

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

 

Decent Quality

My first time using Northampton. Yarn felt extremely sticky, and was heavily dyed as it stained my bamboo knitting needles and my fingers while knitting.
Overall it knit up well and made a...Read complete review

My first time using Northampton. Yarn felt extremely sticky, and was heavily dyed as it stained my bamboo knitting needles and my fingers while knitting.
Overall it knit up well and made a decent project. Not quite what I expected for a worsted weight yarn. I would compare it more to a heavy DK or very light worsted.

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5.0

Northampton

By Mary

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

    Its a good base yarn for lots of projects. It is almost like cascade 220 but less expensive.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Love this yarn

    By auntierin79

    from Nashua, NH

    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 Northampton:

      I bought this yarn to make a sweater. The color I chose, Twilight Heather, was a little hard to judge from the picture so I took a leap of faith and ordered it.I'm so glad I did. The color is a beautiful dark shade of purple and it feels wonderful to knit with. I've had to rip back a few times and the yarn holds up. I would recommend it to anyone.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Love it.Will buy again. Great Colors!

      By suzieb

      from Rochester, NY

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

        Nice texture, great colors, even knitting - makes warm mittens, hats, scarfs. Enjoy results.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Smooth and versatile

        By Nikki H

        from Cleveland, OH

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

          This yarn is relatively soft for 100% wool, it's bouncy and smooth, the color is rich. I'm making a cabled sweater and the cables pop out perfectly, despite the dark color of the yarn. And the price is amazing! I can see myself coming back to this again for anything needing worsted weight yarn.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect worsted weight wool yarn

          By Lisanti

          from Glen Ridge, NJ

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

              This is wonderful to work with, and completely uniform from ball to ball. I do wish it was a little easier to find the starting end, but that's just me being fussy. I love this yarn.

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              • No

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              5.0

              awesome all purpose yarn

              By eb

              from Chelmsford, MA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Stitch Definition And Dur

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                  Just a solid all purpose yarn at a great price.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  great yarn to work with

                  By Cinzia the knitter

                  from Calgary, Alberta

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                      Love knitting with it

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      4.0

                      Great for felting!

                      By Edgy38

                      from Soothern New Jersey

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Felting
                        • Hats
                        • Scarves

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                        Used for felting

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Old reliable

                        By Valerie

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Color True To Photo
                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Easy To Fix
                        • Good Weight
                        • Knits Quickly
                        • Machine Washable
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hats
                          • Scarves
                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                          I bought this along with the Northampton by Valley Yarns due to the similar weight (and fact that I couldn't find both colors I needed available) to make 2-color brioche stitch scarves for my teammates. I've used the Cascade 220 for a sweater before and it holds up well in the wash and is cozy and warm for those New England fall/winter seasons.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Delivery was prompt and the package was secure. No damage to yarn.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

                          Comment on this review

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          A Cushy/Comfy yarn for Maine Winters.

                          By lilobell05

                          from Maine

                          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Coarse

                          Best Uses

                          • Gloves
                          • Hats
                          • Socks
                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                          I am making a pullover in a tight gauge with this product. I am also extremely picky about soft wools, as 2 of my children itch like crazy with scratchy wools.

                          I place this yarn in the middle of the itch spectrum. I have used softer yarns labeled 100% wool, but have also used rougher.

                          Don't get me wrong. I adore this yarn. This yarn is multi-ply with a nice tight twist. Knit up, the fabric is cushy and bouncy. I would love a hat or some bedsocks for myself in this yarn. I also could see this for mittens or mitts.

                          Unless a wash with or without conditioner softens this further, I would be wary about using this for my girls.

                          I fully understand why people use this as a work-horse yarn. Stitches look gorgeous and makes a warm, comfy knit. This is a great yarn for cold, Maine winters.

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                          • No

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