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 201 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (140)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (167)
  • Nice texture (144)
  • Dyed evenly (142)
  • Knits quickly (108)
  • Soft (96)

Cons

  • Coarse (7)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (108)
  • Hats (104)
  • Scarves (87)
  • Gloves (56)
  • Felting (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (124), Artist (34), Parent (21), Novice (11), Collector (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (172), Yes (14)

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

I love it!!

By Knopf

from Ithaca, NY

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about 6.49 Northampton:

    none

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Good worsted weight yarn

    By Ivy

    from Hong Kong

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about 6.49 Northampton:

      I used the yarn to knit a shrug for my friend and it turned out great. The rasperry heather color was so impressive and the yarn was softer than I expected. I would use the remaining yarn to crochet a baby blanket.

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      • No

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      1.0

      no.

      By Kari

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight

      Cons

      • Coarse
      • Rough / Unpleasant

      Best Uses

      • Felting

      Comments about 6.49 Northampton:

      I bought this in order to make a scarf for a special person, and when I got it, it was really awful, it was rough, and had a terrible hand, I hate this yarn. I thought that maybe it would wash up better, so I knit a small swatch and washed / blocked it, and it was nice while wet, but equally horrid when dry. Will likely throw it out.

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      • No

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      3.0

      color good. Texture nice but item already pilling.

      By None

      from Milwaukee WI

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats

        Comments about 6.49 Northampton:

        N/A

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Work Horse of a Yarn

        By Nuchie

        from Springfield

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about 6.49 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 6.49 Northampton:

            It is very nice yarn; knits up easily.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 6.49 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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 6.49 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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                  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 6.49 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 6.49 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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