Spring is here in North Carolina and that means splashes of color are beginning to appear in the mountains. It is the perfect time of year to take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway or visit one of the many waterfalls in our area. If you visit Franklin, a must-see sight is Dry Falls, on US-64 (Highlands Rd). Absolutely breathtaking!

It is also the perfect time to take a trip to see the all the colors at Silver Threads & Golden Needles. We have new yarns and new colors for your Spring and Summer projects. Take a look at all the color in the shop right now.
 What’s New and What’s Happening
at Silver Threads this month
Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving Class
Date: Monday. April 4 & Thursday, April 7
Time: 10:30-3:30 Cost is $125.00.
Give us a call at 828-349-0515 to sign up.

BTW....did you know we carry weaving looms and accessories from Ashford,
Glimakra, Harrisville, Kromski and Schacht? Here is a video of Virginia Murphy sharing about the different looms we carry.
Crocheted Basket Class is back!

Learn how to make an adorable basket using the Churchmouse Crocheted Basket pattern. Amy will teach you how to crochet a center circle, increase in rounds and shape a yarn basket.

Skill level: Confident Beginner (This is not a "learn to crochet" class. You need to know how to execute single crochet stitches.)
Date: Wednesday, April 6
Cost: $25.00 - includes one ball of yarn, basket pattern and instruction.
It's not to late to jump in and join our Cardigan Sweater KAL

The pattern is called the Modern Wrapper Fine, by Churchmouse Yarn & Teas. You can choose a fingering weight or sport weight yarn for this design. Amy is using Kathmandu (fingering) by Queensland Yarn Karen is using Acadia (sport weight) by The Fibre Company.

Our Thursday class is full, but we still have openings available for Saturdays, from 2:00-4:00.

Cost of KAL: No class fee!
Pattern is $12.00 and the price of yarn depends on which yarn you choose.

Here is a picture of the class and Karen's "yet-to-be" cast on yarn for the KAL. Like we said, it's not to late to join us!
Fixing Mistakes

This is truly the best class we offer! Amy teaches this class once a month and it is extremely helpful to all level of knitters. You will learn how to identify and correct five common knitting mistakes that every knitter makes. Knowing how to fix mistakes yourself will make your knitting so much more enjoyable.

Date: Saturday, April 9th
Time: 10:30-11:30
Cost: $25.00
Ramble Shawl is Back!

We have had so many requests for this class to be offered again, so here you go! This two color Andrea Mowry design combines simple garter ridges and a brioche herringbone stitch.

Skill Level: intermediate to advanced knitter

Date: April 20th (Part I) Wednesday + April 27th (Part II) Wednesday
(This is a two part class. You will need to attend both classes for instructions to finish the shawl.)

Time: 3:00
Cost of class: $10:00 for each session. Price includes cost of pattern.
Materials needed: 660 yards of sport or DK weight yarn, size 7 or 8 knitting needles.

The Ramble shawl pictured was knit by Amy in Emma's Yarn Drapey DK. This yarn is not yet up on our website, but we carry it in the store. Come in or call us and we'll help you make your selection. Another great selection for this shawl is Malabrigo Arroyo.
Meet Teddy!

Teddy is our newest member of the Silver Threads & Golden Needles team! This cuddly teddy bear was knit by Charles Gandy. Pattern is the Honeyberry Bear and is available on Ravelry. Teddy takes two skeins of Furreal and 20 grams of Ultra Alpaca Chunky (or any other chunky weight yarn) for the paws.
Botanic Shawl

This stunning shawl is a new Stephen West design. Laura Marshall knit this with two balls of Zauberball sock yarn and two skeins of Malabrigo sock weight yarn. Look closely to see the interesting design of this pattern.
Carol Martin and Charles Gandy have done it again!

They both have released new patterns on Ravelry this week.
Do you want to learn how to make socks, but don't have time to take a class? This pattern is just for you!

Carol has just released the sock pattern she uses to teach her Beginning Sock Class. This easy-to-follow pattern is perfect for any level of knitter, but especially helpful for beginning sock knitters.

The pattern is called "The Best Basic Sock" and is available on Ravelry. Check out Carol's other designs on her Ravelry page.
Charles has released two new patterns in the last few weeks. The first one is his "Aha! Wrap" which takes three skeins of sock weight yarn. He used Practically Perfect Sock from Emma's Yarn for the sample shown. This beautiful rectangular wrap is perfect for our cool summer nights. It can also be worn as a scarf (as shown).
His second new pattern is the "Line By Line Shawl" which is a simple knit of garter ridges that uses one skein of Zauberball Crazy and one skein of any sock weight yarn. In the sample shown, he used one skein of Practically Perfect Sock yarn by Emma's Yarn.

You can find these two designs and many more by Charles Gandy on his Ravelry page.
Local Yarn Shop Day - April 30, 2022

You know we love a party and we especially love surprises, so set your calendar for this date!

More details to come...

As always, we are so grateful to you for shopping with us. We know you have many options of places to shop for yarn and supplies, and we don't ever take it for granted that you choose to shop at Silver Threads & Golden Needles. We are gradually adding more inventory to our online store, and are happy to ship packages to you. You can always call us at 828-349-0515 and we can answer questions, help you with your purchases or just hear how you are doing. We truly love our customers and could not be here without you.
Our Store Hours
  • Store hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
  • Shop anytime online and select from local pick-up or shipping while checking out! Don't see something you are looking for? Give us a call at 828-349-0515 and we'll be happy to help!
We can't wait to help you!!
Virginia, Amy, Karen, Charles, Carol and Mia