“The trees will tell their secrets to those that tune in.”

- Steven Magee

September is for walking, hiking or riding through our beautiful forests in Western North Carolina.

It is also time to start a new Mystery Knit-Along! Get ready to enter the Secret Forest with designer Lisa Ross. This mystery wrap is filled with quiet surprises, beauty and adventure inspired by hiking through nature. We will begin our hike with instructor Barb Carroll, on Wednesday, September 6th, 2:00 – 4:00.

 Click on the September Classes page to get class details. We are also going to carry MKAL kits from Emma’s yarn. You can pre-order now by calling us at 828-349-0515.

Fall Festivals are coming, and we are going to have a few of our own!

Join us for some fun Fall Festival knitting on September 15th, 29th and October 13th as we knit fall decorations for our homes.

Go to our September classes page to read about each class. Of course, you can’t have a festival without refreshments and who knows, maybe a few prizes?

Amano “Riti”

100% Merino

Worsted Weight

Quince & Co. “Sparrow”

100% Linen


Did you know we get together every Monday for spinning and/or weaving?

If you know how to weave or spin, then bring your wheel or Rigid Heddle Loom and join us from 11:00- 3:00 for a fun time with other fiber friends.

We are closed to the public on Mondays, but we open just for our spinners and weavers.

Want to learn how to spin or weave? Give us a call at 828-349-0515 to set up a lesson with Virginia.

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. 


September 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th; 2:00 - 4:00pm (will continue in October) - Secret Forest Mystery Knit-Along

  • Materials Needed: 800 yards of fingering weight yarn for main color & 130 yards of each color of 1 to 7 contrasting colors; 2 sets of US 5 knitting needles with 40" or 47" cable (see pattern for suggestions to replace one set of knitting needles); 1 tapestry needle; 1 stitch marker; optional: 21 stitch markers for repeats
  • Teacher: Barb Carroll
  • Class Fee: Free! We are taking pre-orders for Secret Forest Kits from Emma's Yarn

September 15th; 2:00 - 4:00pm - Fall Festival/Fall Leaves

  • Make a fall garland, or a cute home decoration; be creative
  • Materials Needed: Blue Sky worsted mini bundle, US 6 knitting needles & US 6 DPN's, we'll provide a free pattern
  • Teacher: Barb Carroll
  • Class Fee: $15.00 & $35.00 for Blue Sky mini bundle

September 16th; 2:00 - 4:00pm - "Knitting the National Parks Hat" Class - Yosemite 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: Kim Martin
  • Class Fee: none, with purchase of hat kit ($30.00)

September 19th; 2:00-4:00pm - Fixing Mistakes Class

  • Materials needed: none
  • Teacher: Karen Edfeldt
  • Class Fee: $25.00

September 23rd; 10:00am - 1:00pm - Landscape Needle Felting Class

  • Materials needed: none
  • Teacher: Lynn Hart
  • Class Fee: $25.00, plus a small materials fee

September 26th; 2:00 - 4:0pm - Toe Up Sock Class (2nd session will be in October 3rd)

  • This session you will learn Judy's Magic Cast-on and the Afterthought heel
  • Skills Needed: a. Be able to recognize a knit & a purl stitch, b. Be able to knit in the round.
  • Materials Needed: US 5 circular knitting needles; 32' cable, all other materials will be provided by instructor
  • Teacher: Carol Martin
  • Class Fee: $50.00 for both sessions

September 29th; 2:00 - 4:00pm -Fall Festival/Fall Acorns

  • Make a fall bowl of acorns or a cute home decoration; be creative
  • Materials Needed: Blue Sky worsted mini bundle, US 6 DPN's, we'll provide a free pattern
  • Teacher: Barb Carroll
  • Class Fee: $15.00 & $35.00 for Blue Sky mini bundle (if not purchased for previous class)

September 30th; 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Fair Isle Cowl Class

  • This is a great class to really dive into colorwork.
  • Materials Needed: 1575 yards of fingering weight yarn - approximately 175 yards of 9 different colors (a great way to use your stash); #3 knitting needle w/16' cable; Vogue Knitting Mobius Cowl Pattern #28
  • Teacher: Carol Martin
  • Cost: $25.00

For more information click here: Upcoming Classes

To register, call 828-349-0515

We will be shutting down our online store for the next several months 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 (828-349-0515) 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 truly love our customers and could not be here without you.

STGN Shop Info

  • Store hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
  • Our email is
  • Check out our website at www.silverthreadsyarn
  • Give us a call at 828-349-0515

We can't wait to help you!!

Virginia, Amy, Karen

Charles, Carol, Mia, Karen, JoAnn & Barb

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