Valley Yarns Northampton

$6.49 Skein
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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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6.49Northampton
 
4.6

(based on 215 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (150)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (180)
  • Nice texture (155)
  • Dyed evenly (153)
  • Knits quickly (118)
  • Soft (105)

Cons

  • Coarse (8)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (114)
  • Hats (109)
  • Scarves (91)
  • Gloves (60)
  • Felting (46)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (132), Artist (36), Parent (23), Novice (11), Collector (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (183), Yes (15)

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.

Reviewed by 215 customers

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4.0

Good Workhorse Yarn

By Myrtle

from NJ

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about 6.49 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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great stitch defenision.Love them!

    By Elena W.

    from USA

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves

      Comments about 6.49 Northampton:

      Yarn has great stitch definition & beautiful colors. It is soft & gives luxury look to garments knitted with it.
      I love this brand & work with it couple years. My customers like items knitted with them.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great yarn!

      By Pam

      from Savannah, GA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about 6.49 Northampton:

        I used this as the second yarn in a two yarn project and was happy with the results

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        excellent yarn

        By Mochabean

        from Chicago. IL

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • amazing stitch definition
        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Aran and other cable knits
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about 6.49 Northampton:

          used for Inis Oirr wrap

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          good value

          By yarn lover

          from atlanta

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 6.49 Northampton:

              good value yarn

               
              5.0

              Great for hats and sweaters

              By Wisco

              from Eau Claire Wisconsin

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about 6.49 Northampton:

                I made hats for Christmas and the colors really popped. Very easy to work with, and patterns stood out very well.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Mittens!!

                By Nancy

                from RVG

                About Me Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about 6.49 Northampton:

                  Worked up great for mittens and scarves for my two youngest grandboys!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  1.0

                  Not the greatest yarn

                  By Betsy

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Machine Washable

                  Cons

                  • Coarse

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 6.49 Northampton:

                    I guess you get what you pay for. I did not like this wool at all. Coarse, poor stitch definition, flat coloration. I would not buy this again.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Good Product

                    By Jo

                    from Florida

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about 6.49 Northampton:

                      I have knitted 4 sweaters for myself and friends and it knits great. The colors are wonderful and everyone loved them as gifts.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Disappointed. Thought Pewter would be grey not purple.

                      By sag

                      from fg

                      About Me Enthusiast, Long time knitter

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Fix
                      • Good Weight
                      • Machine Washable
                      • Nice Texture

                      Cons

                      • Color

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 6.49 Northampton:

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                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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