New Hat Alert!

Look at this beautiful Lombard Hat from Blue Sky Fibers.

This gorgeous pattern is knit with Skyland DK weight yarn – 40% Fine Highland Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk.

We are offering a class on this hat on Saturday, August 5th. See class schedule for details. 

Ready to knit a cozy sweater or blanket for winter?

Look no further than Riti yarn. This worsted weight yarn is 100% “Patagonia Wool” and is unbelievably soft. 

What Is This???

A purse?

A tote bag?

A project bag?

It’s all three in the most stylish bag – the Lyra Bag. These new bags from Lykke are made from vegan leather and are lightweight and easy to carry. They measure 9-1/4” x 14-1/2” high with a 5” depth, have an adjustable handle, a zipper closure, an inside zipper pocket AND a padded compartment to carry your electronic devices. 

New Atenti Lolita bags are in the house!!! There is nothing like a handmade Atenti bag. These beautifully constructed bags have been a shop favorite for many years. Once you own one, you’ll see why.

Here are some of the new Atenti Hope Baskets that just arrived. These are perfect for holding sweater or blanket projects.

Finally, we have some great choices of everyone’s favorite – the Tall Caddy and the Caddy bag. These bags contain eight pockets for storage.

Need help with a project? Dropped a stitch or having problems with a complicated lace project? We can help with that. Here is our store policy on helping customers:
  • If you have a knitted or crocheted problem that will only take 15 minutes or less, please call first to make sure one our staff members can help. It is not always possible for us to help on a drop-in basis.
  • If your knitting or crochet problem will take more than 15 minutes, please call us at 828-349-0515 to make an appointment with one of us.

Appointments/lessons can be booked for $25.00 an hour. 
Back to the Basics
with Charles Gandy

Join Charles for a five day workshop at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Sapphire, NC.

This class is exclusively for those who know how to knit and purl comfortably, but wonder what’s next. You will explore different cast-ons and bind-offs, increases and decreases, simple cables and lace tips.

Class is for advanced beginners and above.
Cost: $500

September 18 - 22, 2023
St. Jude’s Catholic Church
3011 US-64, Sapphire, NC

For more information, contact Charles Gandy at 404-281-8930, or Tess Cowan 828-743-7933

AUGUST Classes

August 5th; 10:30am-12:30pm - Lombard Hat Class

  • Materials Needed: One skein of Blue Sky Fibers Skyland Dk weight yarn; US 5 & US 6 knitting needles
  • Teacher: Barb Carroll
  • Class Fee: $25.00

August 12th; 2:00-4:00pm - Strand-Snatching Class

  • Love to knit Fair Isle but not sure how to manage the floats on the back? Learn how to control the tension in your knitted Fair Isle projects with these tricks that Carol will show you.
  • Materials Needed: US size 6 knitting needle; finished homework
  • Teacher: Carol Martin
  • Class Fee: $25.00

August 15th; 10:30am – 3:30pm - Make a Sock Class 

  • You will learn to make all parts of a sock in one day
  • Materials Needed: none
  • Teacher: Carol Martin
  • Class Fee: $50.00

August 16th; 2:00-4:00pm - Fixing Mistakes Class

  • Materials needed: none
  • Teacher: Amy Murphy
  • Class Fee: $25.00

August 18th; 11:00am - 1:00pm - Finishing Your Projects Class

  • Materials needed: finished homework
  • Teacher: Amy Murphy
  • Class Fee: $25.00

August 19th; 2:00 - 4:00pm - "Knitting the National Parks Hat" Class - Mesa Verde Hat

  • Materials needed: Size 5 and Size 7 knitting needles, hat kit, pattern for hat (available on Ravelry) or from the book, Knitting the National Parks by Nancy Bates. We have this book in stock.
  • Teacher: JoAnn Cope
  • Class Fee: none, with purchase of hat kit ($30.00)

August 26th; 2:00-4:00pm - Seaming Class

  • Materials needed: finished homework
  • Teacher: Amy Murphy
  • Class Fee: $25.00

For more information click here: Upcoming Classes

To register, call 828-349-0515

We will be shutting down our online store for 4 to 6 weeks in order to make needed improvements and enhancements to serve you better in the future. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

We will be glad to take any orders over the phone and ship the product to you.

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 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. You can also contact us You can shop at our online store at our online store,

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, Mia, Karen, JoAnn and Kim

Silver Threads & Golden Needles
Located at 41 East Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin, NC 28734
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