Valley Yarns Northampton

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  • 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: Made in Peru

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. Made in Peru.

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4.89Northampton
 
4.6

(based on 197 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (139)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (164)
  • Nice texture (141)
  • Dyed evenly (139)
  • Knits quickly (105)
  • Soft (93)

Cons

  • Coarse (6)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (106)
  • Hats (102)
  • Scarves (85)
  • Gloves (55)
  • Felting (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (122), Artist (33), Parent (21), Novice (11), Collector (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (170), Yes (12)

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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5.0

Work Horse of a Yarn

By Knits Everywhere

from Springfield, MA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about 4.89 Northampton:

    I used this to make my first sweater. I did as much knitting as I did unknitting and it knit up on the sixth try just as well as the first.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Lovely yarn

    By Kathleen

    from Maine

    About Me Artist

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Socks
      • Sweaters

      Comments about 4.89 Northampton:

      It is very nice yarn; knits up easily.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Workhorse wool with good yardage

      By Kelsey

      from Cadillac, MI

      About Me Advanced hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about 4.89 Northampton:

        Calling this "the softest wool we could find" is certainly rather misleading: thus yarn isn't coarse by any means, but it isn't some superfine merino either. It's comparable in feel to Paton's Classic Wool, though Northampton seems a bit rounder and plumper. Northampton's yardage and color range is better, too, and the prices on both are comparable. I wouldn't recommend this for baby garments or the wool-averse, but otherwise this is a solid, no-nonsense wool yarn, and I like it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great yarn!

        By barb1706

        from Upstate NY

        About Me Enthusiast, Parent

        Pros

        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Great Colors
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 4.89 Northampton:

            Really like this yarn! Great colors; evenly dyed deep, rich colors; stitches don't drop if needle comes out; doesn't split; very soft for non-merino wool. It does scratch my neck a bit, but I am hypersensitive in that spot, so maybe I'm not the best judge. Very much enjoying knitting with Northampton and would definitely buy again. Highly recommemded if not being worn next to sensitive skin.

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            • No

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            5.0

            slipper

            By tricoteuse

            from Canada

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Stretches

            Best Uses

            • Felting

            Comments about 4.89 Northampton:

            I use this product for felting. It's so beautiful.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great yarn

            By Jo

            from Venice, Florida

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            See all my reviews

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about 4.89 Northampton:

              This is the 3rd time I ordered from this company and all the yarns have been great to knit with and turn out even for the way that I knit.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful yarn!

              By Lor

              from Fayetteville, NC

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              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 4.89 Northampton:

                  I love the Northampton yarns ~ especially the Heathers. This worked up beautifully in a sweater for my brother :-)

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  EXCELLENT FOR COMPLEX PATTERNS

                  By pwrnyc

                  from New York City

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful Color
                  • Doesn't Bother My Allergy
                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Showcases Complex Cables
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about 4.89 Northampton:

                    Using this yarn for a gift for an adult. It is looking great. I am allergic and can't wear wool myself and am sometimes bothered by yarn that I knit-but this is fine. I would use it again.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Valley Yarns - Northampton

                    By Classy Lady

                    from New Mexico NM

                    About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about 4.89 Northampton:

                      Cardigans, sweaters in patterns requiring heavy worsted yarn, long wearing and the heathers are in classic colors.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Northhampton is the greatest

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                      By Sablestasher

                      from Pacific Coast of Oregon

                      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Afgahans
                        • Coats
                        • Felting
                        • Gloves
                        • Hap Shawls
                        • Hats
                        • Jackets
                        • Queen Sized Blankets
                        • Scarves
                        • Sweaters
                        • Throws

                        Comments about 4.89 Northampton:

                        I use this yarn for everything that requires a 'worsted' weight wool. It has great yardage 247 yards per skein. A wide choice of colors and it doesn't seem to fuzz up or pill. It is affordable. I call it the most 'honest' yarn I have used!

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                        • No

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