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Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky

Valley Yarns Northampton became a fantastic staple so quickly that we knew we had to add a bulky version. 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
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Valley YarnsNorthampton Bulky
 
4.4

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (45)
  • Good weight (42)
  • Nice texture (38)
  • Dyed evenly (28)
  • Soft (25)

Cons

  • Coarse (6)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (32)
  • Hats (20)
  • Scarves (14)
  • Felting (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (36), Parent (9), Artist (8), Collector (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43), Yes (10)

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 61 customers

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4.0

Feels nice, color isn't what I expected

By Dreaming of Scottish weather

from Las Cruces, NM

About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Color Is Off

Best Uses

  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

Making a cabled sweater, and it's a great, bulky yarn. I ordered Pacific Teal, expecting what was on the picture. I would say this is more of a dark green. I didn't dislike it, so I didn't send it back, but teal would have made me smile bigger.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Gret Yarn

By Island Gilr

from Palmetto, FL

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

    I'm using this yarn doubled for a "boyfriend" type sweater. The fabric it's going to make is wonderful and I think it will be VERY warm.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Exactly what I was hoping for

    By Knitter Lynn

    from Albany, NY

    About Me Enthusiast, Parent, Seasoned Knitter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Great for cables
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

      The pattern called for a discontinued yarn, and I hoped this would be a close second. It's working out so much better than I hoped.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Nice yarn on big needles

      By Katyat

      from Vermont

      About Me Enthusiast, Life-long Knitter

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Stiff

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

      Stitch and pattern definition are terrific. The color is wonderful, though I waited for it for about three months. The yarn feels a bit stiff, but perhaps washing and wear will soften it up.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Northampton Valley Yarns is a favorite -

      By VerMonster

      from Vermont

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

          I had not ordered enough for my project and the additional skein matched perfectly even tho it was likely a different dye lot.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect for felting

          By Gabby

          from Quincy IL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Felting

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

            I used this yarn to make a lg felted bag/purse for a friend. It felted beautifully after 2 'hot' washes. I would use it again in a heartbeat.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Wonderfully soft & warm!

            By SteffK

            from Chicago suburbs

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

              I purchased this yarn to make a warm cowl & hat for a male friend to wear on his 1-mile walk from the bus to the office.

              The yarn was gorgeous and soft, wonderful to knit with, and knit up quickly on nickel-plated needles.

              Blocked beautifully, and my friend reports that the cowl in particular was "exactly what he was looking for!"

              This is a brand I will definitely use again!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              very nice yarn

              By Val the crochet nut

              from Jamestown, NY

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                  Used this to crochet a scarf in a Celtic pattern. Yarn worked up beautifully. Made a lovely, bulky scarf.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Knits up great

                  By Mulli

                  from Toronto Canada

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Deep Periwinkle Is A
                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Lovely colour
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft
                  • This Yarn Behaves Very We
                  • This Yarn Knits Up Very
                  • This Yatn Knits Up Very

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                    I am knitting up a sweater in Deep Periwinkle. The colour is just as described and shown on the web and beautiful.
                    This yarn knits up easily. I have not finished the sweater so I cannot rated washability etc but so far I am very pleased with it.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very nice quick-knitting yarn

                    By BigPhyl

                    from Bellingham, MA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                      I am almost finished knitting the Dauphine cardigan with this yarn. It is a pleasure to knit with.

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                      • No

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