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 22 ratings)
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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.