MAY 2023
April is almost over, but we have one big event that you do not want to miss! Join us on Saturday, April 29th for Local Yarn Shop Day. Here's a sneak peak:

  • Brand New STGN project bags! Actually they are SMASH bags – great for traveling and carrying your knitting projects in.

  • The designer, Caspapinka, will release a FREE pattern this weekend only. You do have to come in to the shop to get your code for the pattern; Sorry, we cannot give out the code over the phone and besides, we really, really want to see you on LYS day.

  • Free Patterns from some of our favorite yarn companies

  • New yarn from a brand new dyer - go to rubyandrosesyarn to get a look at what's coming.

  • Refreshments all day with “Happy Hour” at 3:00
(We have a few other things up our sleeve.)
Cowee Fiber Festival

Be sure to go to the Cowee Fiber Festival, May 5th & 6th. Silver Threads & Golden Needles will be out there as well as our own Charles Gandy. Charles will be teaching a three hour knitting workshop called
“Embellished Knitting.”
Go to to sign up for Charles’ class. 
Make sure you check out the ten yarn shops in the WNC Yarn Crawl. Each shop will have drawings for prizes provided by major yarn companies. You do not have to purchase anything to participate in the daily drawings.
The Fiber Faerie will be having a trunk show at STGN. She will be having a wide selections of hand-dyed yarn, as well as kits for the Game of Thrones 2 Shawl.

We will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00-5:00. 
Amy Murphy has been busy knitting and crocheting. Look what is hot off of her needles!
“Dangling Conversation”

This one skein scarf project is made from a beautiful new yarn called Prism, by Araucania – a combination of linen/flax, cotton and viscose. It is perfect for our warm summers. Just wait until you see all the colors of his yarn!
“Skyward Kerchief” 

This is a crocheted scarf that is made up of one skein of fingering yarn and one skein of mohair. Knit together, this makes an incredibly soft scarf. We had fun putting some two skein kits together.
“The Maya Top” by Gavriella Treminio

Look at this cute summer top that Amy made. It is a top down knit and she used Dungarees Paints, a sportweight cotton, from Queensland.
Here is a picture of some new yarn in the shop:
Huasco Cotton – this is a light fingering weight, hand-painted 100% cotton from Araucania . The colors will remind you of spring flowers. 
We are having a blast knitting hats from the Knitting The National Hats book, by Nancy Bates. Here is the Sequoia Hat that Virginia made. Look at all those baubles on the top of the hat!
Be sure and check out our class schedule below to see when we are offering a class on this hat.

MAY Classes

May 4th - 12:30-3:30pm - Weaving with Virginia
  • Cost: $10.00

May 12th - 2:00-4:00pm - Casapinka KAL with Sigrid Box
  • Pick any Casapinka pattern and come and knit with other Casapinka friends
  • No Charge

May 13th - 11:00am-1:00pm - "Knitting the National Parks" Hat - Sequoia
  • Cost: Free, with the purchase of the $30 kit for the hat
  • Skill learned; making baubles
  • Materials needed: US 5 & 7 needles, 16 inch cable

May 13th - 3:00 - 5:00pm - Second Saturday Skills Class with Amy
  • Search & Store on Ravelry - learn how to navigate Ravelry to find patterns, yarns, forums, etc.
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Materials needed: your personal electronic device to use and a notebook to write in

May 16th - 10:30am - 3:30pm - Make a Sock Class with Carol Martin
  • You will learn to make all parts of a sock in one day
  • Cost: $50.00

May 17th - 2:00-4:00pm - "Balsam Range" Cowl, part 1
  • Cost: $65.00 (price includes the pattern)
  • Materials needed: one skein of Nuna (sport weight), US 6 needle (24 or 36 inch cable), stitch markers
  • Skills learned: beginning lace knitting and reading charts
  • This is a great class for confident beginning knitters who are ready to knit a lace pattern

May 18th - 12:30-3:30pm - Weaving with Virginia
  • Cost: $10.00

May 19th - 2:00-4:00pm - "Mosaic Knitting" with Charles Gandy
  • Learn how to use mosaic knitting to create geometric shapes in your knitting.
  • Cost: $25.00
  • Materials needed: 50 yards of worsted weight yarn, 50 yards of a contrasting worsted weight yarn. SIze 6,7, or 8 needles

May 20th - 10:30am-12:30pm - "Shawlography" Knit-Along
  • Ready for a Stephen West KAL? Join JoAnn and Kim on Saturday mornings for a Shawlography Knit-Along. This was a Mystery Knit-Along from 2021, so the mystery is solved and you will get to see JoAnn and Kim's finished or partially finished shawls. Either way, you will see where you are going.
  • Cost: Free
  • Materials: Five skeins of fingering/sock weight yarn, pattern for Shawlography (pattern is free if yarn is purchased at Silver Threads)

May 20th - 2:00-4:00pm - Crocheted "Bottle Tote Bag"
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Materials needed: two skeins of Ultra Pima sport weight yarn and pattern
  • Skill needed: Must be able to chain, single crochet and double crochet

May 24th - 2:00-4:00pm - "Balsam Range" Cowl, part two
  • see above for details

May 25th - 2:00-3:30pm - Fixing Mistakes Class with Amy
  • Learn how to fix the five common mistakes in knitting, This class will give you the confidence to take your knitting to the next level.
  • Cost: $25.00
  • Materials needed: none

May 26th - 2:00-4:00 - Casapinka KAL with Sigrid Box
  • Pick any Casapinka pattern and come and knit with other Casapinka friends
  • No Charge

May 31st - 2:00-4:00pm - "Balsam Range" Cowl, final part
  • see above for details

For more information click here: Upcoming Classes
To register, call 828-349-0515

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, Susan, JoAnn and Kim