Northern Lights

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Northern Lights is an Alaska yarn. Inspired by our painted night skies, this colorway flows between black, bright green, purples, pinks, and dusty red.

Basic Sock:
75/25 Superwash Merino & Nylon; 462 Yards; 100 grams. 
Basic Sock is our super strong, low pill sock weight yarn. This is your standard daily wear sock yarn. 

Basic Sport: 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 328 Yards; 100 grams. 
Basic Sport is a beautiful 3 ply sport weight yarn with beautiful plies and a luminous shine.

Basic DK:
75/25 Superwash Merino & Nylon; 245 Yards; 100 grams. 
A super strong, low pill, DK base. Perfect for sweaters and accessories and blankets.

Basic Worsted: 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 218 Yards; 100 Grams. 
This Merino yarn is perfect for hats, sweaters, and anIything that you want to keep you extra warm and cozy.

Bulky: 100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool; 106 Yards; 100 Grams. 
So soft and silky bulky weight, this 2 ply bulky yarn is made of dreams and great for beginners. 
*We have recently changed our bulky weight base. The photos are of our older base. The newer base has tighter plies and is not as lofty as pictured.*

Sparkle Sock:
75/20/5 Superwash Merino/Nylon/Stellina; 438 Yards; 100 grams.
A strong spun sock weight yarn with a tiny hint of glimmer spun into the yarn.

Although most of our bases are superwash wool, I recomend that all finished projects are hand washed and layed flat to dry.
Bad Sheep Yarn strives to represent the true colors of our yarn in the photos we post. We also work hard to make sure that larger orders are in the same color batch. In spite of all this, please keep in mind when ordering that each batch is done by human hands; and that some computer monitors have different light settings. Our ultimate goal is to create something beautiful, as close to the photo as we can, just for you. 

Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 49 ratings)
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Northern Lights Sparkle Sock
Written by Linda Roberts on Jan 30th 2023

OMG, the pictures don't do this justice. The colors are so vivid and lovely. The black does not dull them at all. And so soft. I can't wait to make socks with them!! Thank you!!

Northern Lights Worsted Weight Yarn
Written by Vicki Coleman on Jan 27th 2023

This was my first order and it sure won’t be my last. This yarn is so beautiful and the colors were just as I expected from the online photos. The yarn is so soft…I am definitely a customer! Thank you.

Northern Lights review
Written by Virginia Ducklow on Jan 12th 2023

Beautiful yarn! I made a hat for my niece who loves the northern lights.

northern lights sock
Written by Paula on Jan 12th 2023

Absolutely love the colors. I’m actually getting a head start on Christmas 2023 so the skeins are hibernating for a bit. My travel foursome visited Iceland and were fortunate enough to see the lights so these will be a good reminder of our time. Plus, it was exciting to get mail from the North Pole!

Northern lights worsted
Written by Chris on Jan 8th 2023

Beautiful colorway. About 3/4 of the way through a hat that was originally going to be for myself but is now going to be for my nephew.

Absolutely beautiful
Written by Laura Bersuder on Jan 8th 2023

I had looked at this yarn when I first found BSY, I finally pulled the trigger and was not disappointed when I received it. I can't wait to cast on either a shawl or poncho.

Love it
Written by Gail pinola on Dec 30th 2022

Great and beautiful yarn. All I’ve gotten from bad sheep is beautiful

Written by gayle on Dec 17th 2022

I love this yarn so much I had to buy more. I may not be done yet.

Northern Lights review
Written by Barbara DeBaker on Dec 16th 2022

The yarn arrived promptly and I couldn’t believe how beautiful the colors are. I’ll be making a scarf with it and can’t wait to begin. It’s very soft and should make a very warm scarf!

Northern Lights
Written by Evelyn V Goke on Dec 15th 2022

The yarn is beautiful! I bought it as a birthday gift for a friend, I'm sure she'll love it !

Northern lights worsted-oh my!
Written by Patricia Gilbert on Dec 5th 2022

The best word I can think of to describe this yarn is luscious. The colors are deep and beautiful and the yarn feel is like heaven. Well done!

Written by BettyAnn on Dec 2nd 2022

I haven’t worked with the yarn yet as I’m still formulating my plan but the weight feels wonderful and the colors are stunning! I am very excited to work with it! Quick shipping and great, minimal waste packaging!

Absolutely gorgeous
Written by Lisa J Hawn on Nov 19th 2022

The yarn is more beautiful than I expected. I look forward to making some lovely socks.

Written by Cindy on Nov 13th 2022

The yarn is just gorgeous in person; extremely fast shipping. Will definitely buy from this shop again. Thanks!

Written by Joann Felker on Nov 5th 2022

This item arrived quickly & in good condition.. It is a gift for me from my spouse. I will continue the review after Christmas when I receive my gift

The most wonderful yarn to work with
Written by Jennifer Stevens on Oct 31st 2022

I was drawn into Bad Sheep Yarn by this beautiful colorway. I resisted purchasing it because I was afraid it wouldn't live up to the picture. I started buying other colors and each and every one made me fall more and more in love with Bad Sheep Yarn. Finally, after a few months I broke down and purchased Northern Lights. It is so beautiful and truly captures Lady Aurora. If you want to know what pairs well with it, try the Fantasy set that is gorgeous on it's own. Buy one skein and you will never go back to any other wool. Fast shipping and hand written thanks with each purchase. Really I just want to thank Marci and her team for such a wonderful product.

Northern lights
Written by Cynthia Schroeder on Oct 23rd 2022

Love, love, love the colors in this beautiful yarn. Just started a Musselburgh hat with it. It knits up beautifully

Fantastic Yarn
Written by Kaitlyn on Oct 20th 2022

The colors are absolutely amazing. It's so soft and very easy to work with, it may have become my new favorite yarn.

Northern Lights
Written by Lisa McGhee Kennedy on Oct 13th 2022

I love the colors and feel of this yarn. I am looking to make either fingerless gloves or socks for friends. It is so beautiful.

Loved the color
Written by Heather Jensen on Sep 26th 2022

Hi, I am an impluse yarn buyer when I see something pretty on line and more often than not I am disappointed with the color when I get it out of the packaging. NOT THIS YARN!!! It was so bright and lovely when I opened the package. I am so happy with it. I will be buying from Bad Sheep again and again.

Northern Lights in DK
Written by Chris on Sep 24th 2022

Great colorway and this yarn is so soft and yummy the pics don't do it justice. Service is wonderful and the yarn is a dream. Will be visiting and buying more .

Northern Lights
Written by Gretchen Ruth Hagen on Sep 11th 2022

The coloration has a bit more red than the picture, but very soft, and I can't wait to get started on socks.

Northern Lights Gets my GOLD STAR rating
Written by Terry-Jo Lewis on Sep 2nd 2022

The Northern Lights Yarn caught my eye in my local yarn store "B-Town Yarn" in Burien, WA. I bought some skeins and knit the General Leia Organa Pullover from the Star Wars Knitting the Galaxy book. Oh.Em.Gee the yarn was perfect and even created a northern lights design on the sweater. I Love It.

Northern Lights worsted weight yarn
Written by Debra Sheridan on Aug 14th 2022

The Facebook ad caught my eye. The reasonable price caught the attention of my wallet. When the box of 10 hanks arrived I wound up one and cast on for a knit/swirl jacket. I'm alternating between 5 and 5.5 mm needles for the collar, just for fun and to add subtle interest. I like the few pools of color that are developing. I have no doubt this will be yet another OOAK hand knit garment.

Northern Lights
Written by Kathy Laster on Aug 6th 2022

The yarn is amazing. The colors are vibrant and the yarn is gorgeous. There aren’t enough words to say how much I love it. I can’t wait to make something. Still trying to decide. Also, can’t wait for a crochet pattern. Thank you so much

Northern Lights
Written by Michelle J. Brubaker on Jul 28th 2022

I received my order earlier this week. It is as beautiful and soft as it looked in the pictures. I have not yet begun the project I have in mind for it as I am wrapping up another project now. I am excited to see how it works up!

Northern Lights
Written by Genie Murphy on Jul 12th 2022

I love this colorway! I bought fingering weight and have wound it into balls but I’m not sure what to make. It’s so soft and he colors really pop! I also bought Sitka Spruce to go with it and they are perfect together.

Northern Lights Yarn
Written by SALLY HAMM on Jun 9th 2022

So soft and easy to work with

Colors are so vibrant
Written by Julianne on May 28th 2022

I’ve never seen such vibrant and striking colors in a yarn before. None of the them are muddled together and it’s really beautiful. Can’t wait to make a blanket with this

Gorgeous in the skein; I'm eager to start this project
Written by Poni Scofield on May 21st 2022

I have knit different coloways, and found them nice to work. I am excited to finish the current project, using Librarian", so I can move on to this.

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Written by Patricia Easling on May 19th 2022

I just realized I ordered the wrong grade of this beautiful yarn. I have balled one skein and tried a few rows and did not like the looks of it for a sweater. When you sent me this questionair I realized I had meant to order DK. Can I return the five untouched skeins and get * DK? Let me know how much and I will send you my credit card numbers. My daughter wants a lightweight sweater from Northern Lights. I am working on a neck down sweater for myself in the Ressavierre and absolutely love it.

Love it!
Written by Melanie Griffin on Mar 14th 2022

Colors are amazing and yarn itself is very sturdy. Enjoying the heck out of it!

Northern Lights
Written by Janis Fairchild on Jan 28th 2022

I haven't seen the Northern Lights since I was quite young, but you have captured all the colors that filled me with awe back then. Now to decide how to use this yarn - shawl or socks!

Sock Yarn
Written by Donna Bivens on Jan 18th 2022

You captured the vibrancy of the Northern Lights perfectly. Beautiful yarn.

Northern Lights and Bald Eagle worsted weight yarns
Written by Debbie on Jan 15th 2022

Received my yarn this week. The colors are vibrant. The texture is cuddly soft. And, they are Made is the USA! I am excited to start a project. I am happy that I checked the FB ad.

Northern Lights is gorgeous
Written by Terese on Jan 12th 2022

I ordered the worsted weight and it crochets up beautifully! Love the vibrancy of the colors!

Lovely Colors and Squishiness off the charts
Written by Bevy on Jan 11th 2022

I just love this one - it is representative of the Northern Lights in Central Alaska which are in the sky almost every night dancing around. Love the colors and the texture is awesome and the yarn smells wonderful as the dyer washes them with soap as a last step. This is a dyer that is meticulous in her attention to detail.

Excellent quality
Written by Patricia Gilbert on Dec 29th 2021

The best way I can describe this yarn is luscious. I don’t normally buy yarn online, but this exceeded my expectations and the shipping was very fast.

Wonderful Yarn
Written by Kimberly on Dec 27th 2021

Amazingly soft and easy to work with. Knits up beautifully. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Northern Lights DK
Written by Pam Reeves on Dec 19th 2021

Wow!!! Gorgeous deep, rich colorway! I can’t wait to cast on a cozy dk sock for the holidays. ♥️

Written by Carrie LaFontaine on Dec 17th 2021

This yarn is even more beautiful in person and so soft. Shipping was super quick. I can't wait to start my blanket with it!

Northern Lights socks
Written by Jane C Sasser on Dec 15th 2021

I just finished a pair of Northern Lights socks. They are stunning. This yarn looks like its name--I can see the gorgeous colors of the aurora borealis in my socks. Also, the yarn feels great and knits well.

Written by Kelli Molitor on Dec 4th 2021

I just love all of the Bad Sheep colors, especially the Alaska themes! I could never choose just one favorite but this is definitely one of them!

Northern Lights yarn
Written by Lori Korn on Oct 4th 2021

I love, love, love this yarn! I love the way it works up and how it feels. The color is amazing! Will buy this again and again!

Northern Lights
Written by Susan Clark Joul on Aug 9th 2021

Dark with lovely lights of color, just like the northern skies. If I can't see them where I live, it's nice to have this beautiful yarn. Soft and comfortable against my face.

Written by Kristie Armenta on Jun 30th 2021

Such stunning colors! I am using this with the Alaska 2021 collection and can’t wait to see how it works up!

Northern Lights
Written by Shiloh G on Apr 26th 2021

I love this color way and this yarn. It feels wonderful, soft, and the colors are amazing! Better than anything I expected!

Northern Lights DK
Written by Linda on Mar 6th 2021

While I haven't knit with this yet, the colors are exactly what I expected from the photos. I got the wool very soon after placing the order. I don't need more yarn, but I know I'll be ordering more from Bad Sheep; the colors and quality are too good to resist!

Northern lights -WOW
Written by Terry Sparks Nugent on Feb 23rd 2021

Her photography is right on point. I buy from her all the time and the products are always gorgeous and fun to work with.