America's Yarn Store
Shop by Category

Bulky 3 - 3.75 sts/in

test caption placement

More Views

Enlarge Video
4.4

Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky

Northampton became a fantastic staple so quickly that we knew we had to add a bulky version.  It's the same soft wool as Northampton, but in a bulky 4-ply that will fly off your needles.

You may also want to try Northampton which knits at 4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7-8 needle.

Get more project ideas from the Northampton Bulky edition of Valley Yarns on Ravelry on our blog.

Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/109yds
Gauge:
3 sts = 1" on US 10.5
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
$6.49 skein Discountable
  • RED In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • AMETHYST In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • APPLEGREEN Apple Green In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BLACK In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • BROWNHEATH Brown Heather In Stock 31 skeins $6.49
  • BURGUNDY In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • CHESTNUTHE Chestnut Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • COLONIALBL Colonial Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DKGREENHEA Dark Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DARKNAVY Dark Navy In Stock 21 skeins $6.49
  • DKOLIVEHEA Dark Olive Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • DENIMHEATH Denim Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • EGGPLANT In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • FAWN In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • JADE In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • LAKEHEATHE Lake Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • LTGREENHEA Light Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • LIGHTGREY Light Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • MEDIUMGREY Medium Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • MERLOTHEAT Merlot Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • MIDNIGHTHE Midnight Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • NATURAL In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • OCEANHEATH Ocean Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • OLDBARNRED Old Barn Red In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • PACIFICTEA Pacific Teal In Stock 49 skeins $6.49
  • PINE In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • RASPBHEATH Raspberry Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • STONEBLUE Stone Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
Close

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Valley YarnsNorthampton Bulky
 
4.4

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (43)
  • Good weight (40)
  • Nice texture (36)
  • Dyed evenly (27)
  • Soft (23)

Cons

  • Coarse (6)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (30)
  • Hats (19)
  • Scarves (13)
  • Felting (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (34), Parent (8), Artist (7), Collector (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41), Yes (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My go-to bulky wool

I knit with this yarn every day--literally. The quality is very consistent. The only "knots" that occur are tiny and very tight, can be knitted over, and disappear into...Read complete review

I knit with this yarn every day--literally. The quality is very consistent. The only "knots" that occur are tiny and very tight, can be knitted over, and disappear into the fabric. The yarn is springy and easy on my hands for a bulky yarn.

I've noticed that some colorways are slightly thinner than others (midnight heather is one). Some are softer than others (gold heather comes to mind). And I really wish the colors included yellow and orange. But overall, I consider this yarn to be a durable, reliable workhorse yarn and a great value. So much so that I've got a massive stash of about 80 skeins for charity knitting.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Color is nice, but not pleased with feel

I have used this to make a feather and fan scarf for my daughter and that went fairly well. Then I got some Midnight Heather to make a scarf for her boyfriend. UGH....Read complete review

I have used this to make a feather and fan scarf for my daughter and that went fairly well. Then I got some Midnight Heather to make a scarf for her boyfriend. UGH. The color is fine, but the feel is a bit rougher than the cream that I used for her. Also, every skein I used had nasty felted joins that felt like PLASTIC. Not pleasant at all. And annoying to try and knit with them there. I am not sure how this is going to wear - as it feels a bit stiff and manmade instead of a soft and lofty wool.

Reviewed by 59 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Exactly what I was hoping for

By Knitter Lynn

from Albany, NY

About Me Enthusiast, Parent, Seasoned Knitter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Great for cables
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

    The pattern called for a discontinued yarn, and I hoped this would be a close second. It's working out so much better than I hoped.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Nice yarn on big needles

    By Katyat

    from Vermont

    About Me Enthusiast, Life-long Knitter

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Stiff

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

    Stitch and pattern definition are terrific. The color is wonderful, though I waited for it for about three months. The yarn feels a bit stiff, but perhaps washing and wear will soften it up.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Northampton Valley Yarns is a favorite -

    By VerMonster

    from Vermont

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

        I had not ordered enough for my project and the additional skein matched perfectly even tho it was likely a different dye lot.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Perfect for felting

        By Gabby

        from Quincy IL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Felting

          Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

          I used this yarn to make a lg felted bag/purse for a friend. It felted beautifully after 2 'hot' washes. I would use it again in a heartbeat.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Wonderfully soft & warm!

          By SteffK

          from Chicago suburbs

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

            I purchased this yarn to make a warm cowl & hat for a male friend to wear on his 1-mile walk from the bus to the office.

            The yarn was gorgeous and soft, wonderful to knit with, and knit up quickly on nickel-plated needles.

            Blocked beautifully, and my friend reports that the cowl in particular was "exactly what he was looking for!"

            This is a brand I will definitely use again!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            very nice yarn

            By Val the crochet nut

            from Jamestown, NY

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                Used this to crochet a scarf in a Celtic pattern. Yarn worked up beautifully. Made a lovely, bulky scarf.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Knits up great

                By Mulli

                from Toronto Canada

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Deep Periwinkle Is A
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Lovely colour
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft
                • This Yarn Behaves Very We
                • This Yarn Knits Up Very
                • This Yatn Knits Up Very

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                  I am knitting up a sweater in Deep Periwinkle. The colour is just as described and shown on the web and beautiful.
                  This yarn knits up easily. I have not finished the sweater so I cannot rated washability etc but so far I am very pleased with it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Very nice quick-knitting yarn

                  By BigPhyl

                  from Bellingham, MA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                    I am almost finished knitting the Dauphine cardigan with this yarn. It is a pleasure to knit with.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Bulky by Valley Yarns

                    By Dot

                    from Marion, IL

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                      I will be making a sweater and I am a new knitter and just started the first phase, casting on.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      4.0

                      winter wear

                      By tunphy

                      from canada

                      About Me Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Unravels

                      Best Uses

                      • Felting
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky:

                      tends to split a little but is soft and colours are fantastic

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      Displaying reviews 1-10

                      Back to top

                      Previous | Next »

                      Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
                      To
                      If you have an account you may Log In to access your saved contacts.
                      From
                      Message

                      Webs Discount

                      20% Off
                      On highlighted items totaling $60 or more!
                      25% Off
                      On highlighted items totaling $120 or more!