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Valley Yarns Northampton - 01 White (WHITE)
  • Fiber Content: 100% Wool
  • Weight: Worsted
  • Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1" on US 8, 5 sts = 1" on US 7
  • Weight/Yardage: 100g/247yds
  • Care: Hand Wash
  • Country Of Origin: Peru

Valley Yarns Northampton

$6.49 Skein

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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. Northampton is beautiful and economical, too.

Valley Yarns Northampton - 01 White (WHITE)
(WHITE) 01 White
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 02 Natural (NATURAL)
(NATURAL) 02 Natural
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 03 Fawn (FAWN)
(FAWN) 03 Fawn
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 04 Chocolate (CHOCOLATE)
(CHOCOLATE) 04 Chocolate
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 05 Light Gray (LIGHTGREY)
(LIGHTGREY) 05 Light Gray
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 06 Dark Gray (DARKGREY)
(DARKGREY) 06 Dark Gray
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 07 Black (BLACK)
(BLACK) 07 Black
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 10 Apple Green (APPLEGREEN)
(APPLEGREEN) 10 Apple Green
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 13 Dark Navy (DARK NAVY)
(DARK NAVY) 13 Dark Navy
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 14 Deep Periwinkle (DKPERIWINK)
(DKPERIWINK) 14 Deep Periwinkle
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 15 Gold (GOLD)
(GOLD) 15 Gold
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 16 Orange Sunset (SUNSET)
(SUNSET) 16 Orange Sunset
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 17 Red (RED)
(RED) 17 Red
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 18 Burgundy (BURGUNDY)
(BURGUNDY) 18 Burgundy
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 19 Amethyst (AMETHYST)
(AMETHYST) 19 Amethyst
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 20 Eggplant (EGGPLANT)
(EGGPLANT) 20 Eggplant
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 21 Dahlia (DAHLIA)
(DAHLIA) 21 Dahlia
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 22 Bright Pink (BRIGHTPINK)
(BRIGHTPINK) 22 Bright Pink
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 23 Dark Green Heather (DKGREENHEA)
(DKGREENHEA) 23 Dark Green Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 24 Light Green Heather (LTGREENHTH)
(LTGREENHTH) 24 Light Green Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 25 Gold Heather (GOLDHEATHE)
(GOLDHEATHE) 25 Gold Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 26 Raspberry Heather (RASPBERRYH)
(RASPBERRYH) 26 Raspberry Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 27 Merlot Heather (MERLOTHEAT)
(MERLOTHEAT) 27 Merlot Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 28 Chestnut Heather (CHESTNUTHE)
(CHESTNUTHE) 28 Chestnut Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 29 Midnight Heather (MIDNIGHTHE)
(MIDNIGHTHE) 29 Midnight Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 40 Ocean Heather (OCEANHEATH)
(OCEANHEATH) 40 Ocean Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 41 Garnet (GARNET)
(GARNET) 41 Garnet
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 42 Lake Heather (LAKEHEATHE)
(LAKEHEATHE) 42 Lake Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 43 Denim Heather (DENIMHEATH)
(DENIMHEATH) 43 Denim Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 45 Twilight Heather (TWILIGHTHE)
(TWILIGHTHE) 45 Twilight Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 46 Dark Olive Heather (DKOLIVEHEA)
(DKOLIVEHEA) 46 Dark Olive Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 47 Rust (RUST)
(RUST) 47 Rust
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 48 Pacific Teal (PACIFICTEA)
(PACIFICTEA) 48 Pacific Teal
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 49 Brown Heather (BROWNHEATH)
(BROWNHEATH) 49 Brown Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 50 Medium Gray (MEDGREY)
(MEDGREY) 50 Medium Gray
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 51 Charcoal (CHARCOAL)
(CHARCOAL) 51 Charcoal
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 51 Sage Heather (SAGEHEATHE)
(SAGEHEATHE) 51 Sage Heather
$6.49
Valley Yarns Northampton - 53 Stratosphere (STRATOSPHE)
(STRATOSPHE) 53 Stratosphere
$6.49

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4.49Northampton
 
4.6

(based on 224 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (155)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (185)
  • Nice texture (159)
  • Dyed evenly (158)
  • Knits quickly (123)
  • Soft (108)

Cons

  • Coarse (9)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (117)
  • Hats (113)
  • Scarves (93)
  • Gloves (60)
  • Felting (49)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (138), Artist (39), Parent (23), Collector (11), Novice (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (190), Yes (16)

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

 

Awful, cheap yarn

This is undoubtedly the worst plain worsted wool yarn I have ever knit with. It has no bounce or loft. The yarn structure collapses when knit, so the stitches are misshapen. It is...Read complete review

This is undoubtedly the worst plain worsted wool yarn I have ever knit with. It has no bounce or loft. The yarn structure collapses when knit, so the stitches are misshapen. It is very very inexpensive, so I should have anticipated how awful it is. Spend the money on Cascade 220, it is a far superior product. I plan to use this yarn for a felting project instead of the sweater I bought if for. Let's hope its awful qualities are disguised by felting. It doesn't pay to ship such inexpensive yarn back for a refund.

Reviewed by 224 customers

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4.0

Have purchased this yarn several times.

By 

from Virginia

About Me Enthusiast, long time knitter

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • splits
  • Twists Up

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about 4.49 Northampton:

Making a yoked sweater.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great basic yarn!

By 

from Montreal QC, Canada

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Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about 4.49 Northampton:

    Great yarn at a great price, nice colors available. Made one cardigan in Ocean Heather and it turned out great. Knit 2 swatches, got 18.5 st x 28 r on #6 and 18 st x 25 r on #7, measured after blocking. I've knit my sweater on #7, as fabric felt softer, but it wanted to grow at blocking, so I might knit on #6 next time. Because there will definitely be a next time!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good, reliable yarn

    By 

    from Michigan

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about 4.49 Northampton:

    I like the Valley Northampton yarn. I just purchased the Dark Grey and am knitting an afghan with it, holding the yarn double. I would describe the color as a heathered light charcoal with some ash tones. The yarn is not the softest I've worked with, but it has some body to it, which I like. I knit with slippery needles, and if my work accidentally slides off, the stitches stay defined enough so that it's easy to get them back on the needles. I rarely come across any bad spots in the yarn which is another plus. Overall, I think this is one of the best values in wool yarns.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    SO GLAD I FOUND THIS SOURCE

    By 

    from NY NY

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about 4.49 Northampton:

      made lovely fuschia hats, you know the ones to protest in!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Northampton worsted wool

      By 

      from Washington state

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 4.49 Northampton:

          I like the weight and texture of the yarn. Most importantly, it does NOT split while working with it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Beautiful color - but a disappointment

          By 

          from Clarks Summit PA

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          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

          • Not plied - more like a roving structure
          • Sheds

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Hats

          Comments about 4.49 Northampton:

          Heavy cardigan / jacket.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I just love everything I bought from your store. Love it!

          By 

          from Bensalem, PA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about 4.49 Northampton:

            You can do anything.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            1.0

            Awful, cheap yarn

            By 

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Collector

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly

            Cons

            • Coarse

            Best Uses

            • Felting

            Comments about 4.49 Northampton:

            This is undoubtedly the worst plain worsted wool yarn I have ever knit with. It has no bounce or loft. The yarn structure collapses when knit, so the stitches are misshapen. It is very very inexpensive, so I should have anticipated how awful it is. Spend the money on Cascade 220, it is a far superior product. I plan to use this yarn for a felting project instead of the sweater I bought if for. Let's hope its awful qualities are disguised by felting. It doesn't pay to ship such inexpensive yarn back for a refund.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            class yarn

            By 

            from Agawam, MA

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Hats

              Comments about 4.49 Northampton:

              Not what the instructor wanted use to use for class, but I'm going to use it and see how my felted hat comes out. After the class.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Workhorse Yarn

              By 

              from NJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about 4.49 Northampton:

                I've used this yarn for sweaters and mittens. It spit splices well. It's not really coarse and not really soft. It's somewhere in the middle. I really like the yardage that this comes in, too.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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