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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
  • RED 17 Red In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • CHARCOAL 51 Charcoal - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • STRATOSPHE 53 Stratosphere - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • WHITE 01 White In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • NATURAL 02 Natural In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • FAWN 03 Fawn In Stock 31 skeins $6.49
  • CHOCOLATE 04 Chocolate In Stock 23 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
  • APPLEGREEN 10 Apple Green In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DARK NAVY 13 Dark Navy Backordered $6.49
  • DKPERIWINK 14 Deep Periwinkle In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • GOLD 15 Gold In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • SUNSET 16 Orange Sunset In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BURGUNDY 18 Burgundy In Stock 10 skeins $6.49
  • AMETHYST 19 Amethyst In Stock 1 skein $6.49
  • EGGPLANT 20 Eggplant In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DAHLIA 21 Dahlia Backordered $6.49
  • BRIGHTPINK 22 Bright Pink In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DKGREENHEA 23 Dark Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • LTGREENHTH 24 Light Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • RASPBERRYH 26 Raspberry Heather Backordered $6.49
  • MERLOTHEAT 27 Merlot Heather In Stock 23 skeins $6.49
  • CHESTNUTHE 28 Chestnut Heather In Stock 5 skeins $6.49
  • MIDNIGHTHE 29 Midnight Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • SPRINGPURP 36 Spring Purple In Stock 17 skeins $6.49
  • OCEANHEATH 40 Ocean Heather Backordered $6.49
  • GARNET 41 Garnet In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • LAKEHEATHE 42 Lake Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DENIMHEATH 43 Denim Heather Backordered $6.49
  • TWILIGHTHE 45 Twilight Heather In Stock 5 skeins $6.49
  • DKOLIVEHEA 46 Dark Olive Heather Backordered $6.49
  • RUST 47 Rust In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • PACIFICTEA 48 Pacific Teal In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BROWNHEATH 49 Brown Heather In Stock 36 skeins $6.49
  • MEDGREY 50 Medium Grey Backordered $6.49
  • SAGEHEATHE 51 Sage Heather In Stock 47 skeins $6.49
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Valley YarnsNorthampton
 
4.6

(based on 140 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (91)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (112)
  • Dyed evenly (97)
  • Nice texture (97)
  • Knits quickly (75)
  • Soft (71)

Cons

  • Coarse (5)

Best Uses

  • Hats (72)
  • Sweaters (70)
  • Scarves (58)
  • Gloves (40)
  • Felting (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (95), Artist (25), Parent (15), Novice (8), Collector (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (118), 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

 

Not as soft as expected

I bought this yarn as part of the Mystery Afghan project. It's not yarn I would normally buy and won't buy again. I wish they had offered a more upscale and softer yarn for...Read complete review

I bought this yarn as part of the Mystery Afghan project. It's not yarn I would normally buy and won't buy again. I wish they had offered a more upscale and softer yarn for the afghan even if it was more expensive. Now I feel like I'm putting in a ton of effort that will result in a "nice" Afghan, but not a fantastic one, which is what I would have preferred.

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4.0

Great colors for sports fans

By Naomi

from North Carolina

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Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

    I like the clear, bold colors best. I made warm hats for football fans using the gold, black and burgundy colors. I also like Northampton for cable patterns, such as the Oxbow Hat. It works best with needle sizes 6 and 7 with firm tension.

    Northampton is a dense yarn, but the one disadvantage is that it is a bit thinner that other worsteds. Thus you have to make gauge adjustments to use patterns designed for other worsted yarns with needle size 8.

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    • No

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    2.0

    Not for me

    By CAgirl

    from San Diego

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    Pros

    • Blocks Nicely
    • Good Weight

    Cons

    • Coarse

    Best Uses

      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

      I purchased this yarn for the KAL and was very excited only to find out it was way to coarse for my hands. I tried two skeins in different colors thinking that might make a diffence but it was the same. I did however block the first square and it blocks very nicely. I tried a block in acrylic and it doesn't block as nice. I just wish the wool was softer.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Northampton yarns for KAL/CAL

      By jus.joan

      from Centralia, WA

      About Me Collector, Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

        I purchased the suggested yarns for the KAL/CAL mystery afghan. I love the way itknits up, no tangles, easy to see and most importantly, it does not split when working up!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Wonderful Yarn

        By myrnalynn

        from Vancouver BC Canada

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        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

            I really enjoy working with this yarn. I'm taking part in the KAL and this is my first time using it. I would definitely buy this yarn again.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Not as soft as expected

            By JoJoBean

            from Providence Forge, Virginia

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not As Soft As Expected

            Best Uses

            • Routine Stuff

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

            I bought this yarn as part of the Mystery Afghan project. It's not yarn I would normally buy and won't buy again. I wish they had offered a more upscale and softer yarn for the afghan even if it was more expensive. Now I feel like I'm putting in a ton of effort that will result in a "nice" Afghan, but not a fantastic one, which is what I would have preferred.

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            • No

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            confused

            By Knitter

            from Surf City, NC

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • 41 Stitiches Then Said B
            • 43 Stitchs Doesn't Conf
            • Besure Add 2 Stitches To
            • Confuse The Pattern Or
            • Directions Said Cast On 4
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Each End Making It 43 St
            • Easy To Fix

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                Webs always responds to commets. Love the webside and prodcuts. Thannnnnnnw

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                • No

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                5.0

                Yarn for mystery knit along blanket

                By Roseof

                from Grand Rapids, MI

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Blankets

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                  Beautiful yarn

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  All product arrived in plenty of time to start the project.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Workhorse of a yarn; can't get enough...

                  By AA

                  from New York, NY

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Great Heather Dyes
                  • Great Value For Price
                  • Handles Fancy Sts Well
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Works Up Evenly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton:

                    I love this yarn. It handles almost all patterns beautifully. The price point is fantastic. Seems like it would be coarser than it is - once steamed, feels great. Takes fair-isle, cables, lace sts perfectly.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Northampton

                    By Mary

                    from Indianapolis, IN

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                    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.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Love this yarn

                      By auntierin79

                      from Nashua, NH

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                      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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