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THE NOBLE THREAD CELEBRATES THE AZALEA FESTIVAL! WIN RAFFLE PRIZES...

Join us and celebrate the Azalea Festival! We will be celebrating from April 5 to 9, and we will have beautiful raffle prizes! When you visit the shop between April 5 and 9, just drop your name in our random drawing box. (No purchase necessary.) Winners will be picked at random and will be announced on April 10! We have some truly beautiful prizes for you, full of colors, and textures just like the gorgeous azaleas that grace our town! There will be Malabrigo books and yarns, Wollmeise, and Atenti! #AzaleaFestival #WilmingtonOldCityMarket #Wilmington #TheNobleThread #Malabrio #Wollmeise #Atenti #raffle #prizes

MORE KNITTING BAGS BY ATENTI AT THE NOBLE THREAD!

Atenti knitting bags are so beautiful, we decided to bring in their Lolita line. Lolitas are medium size knitting bags with all the same great features as the carpet bags. THe fabics are equally glorious and bold. Each Lolita bag is expertly made in the US, and has a water resistant lining, with pockets for all your devices, and comes with a a, matching zippered pouch! There is room for even a sweater project, and I can store all my knitting tools in the zippered pouch. Don't you love the fabric of this Lolita? #Atenti #knittingbags #Lolita #TheNobleThread #Wilmington

APRIL CLASSES ARE UP AND OPEN FOR SIGN UPS!

Our April classes are up! We have something for everyone. There are crochet classes, knitting classes from beginner to advanced, project based classes and technique classes, spinning and weaving classes. Let's not forget our knit along which this month will be a lovely French inspired striped shirt using the wonderful Purl Soho Pattern of the same name, and of course our stitch and bitch every Sunday! You can sign up for classes directly on the website or you can stop by the shop or you can call us to reserve your spot! Class participants get a 10% discount on all class materials. (Discount does not apply to KALS / stitch and bitch.) #knitting #crochet #spinning #weaving #classes #KAL #knita

GUESS WHAT'S COMING TO THE SHOP! WOLLMEISE!

We are so happy to announce that we will soon be carrying Wollmeise at The Noble Thread! We are expecting 19 glorious colorways of Pure in the coming weeks! I have no pictures to share yet, but am expecting a couple skeins to come next week for me to knit samples with. That should hold us until the big shipment arrives! Wollmeise yarns are hand-dyed in Germany in rich, deeply saturated colors. They are bold and bright. Pure is 100% Superwash Merino, and each skein is 150g, with 574 yards in each skein of delicious fingering yarn. That is plenty for a shawl! I will post pictures of the sample skeins as soon as they arrive, and of course of all the colorways as soon as they get to us! #Wollmei

ATENTI CARPET BAGS AND PROJECTS BAGS ARE HERE!

We first introduce Atenti carpet bags, wonderful knitting bags, to the shop a little more than a week ago, and they were such a success we had to reorder. The carpet bags arrive today! We added a new pattern. I am very fond of this bold one. We also received darling project bags from Atenti. Their construction is inspired by Bento bags. They are made of the most gorgeous fabrics! They have "handles" that are long enough you can fasten with a button, making the bags easy to wear over your shoulder, or tie the handles into a loose knot, and fasten the button and you have a compact, yet secure little package for your projects! #Atenti #Carpetbags #knittingbags #projectbags

MORE MALABRIGO RIOS!

Yesterday afternoon, we received a new shipment of Malabrigo Rios, bringing our collection to 20 colorways, with more colorways coming over the next few weeks! There is the gorgeous Diana colorway, and the Anniversario! Malabrigo Rios is a super soft, and cushy machine washable worsted weight yarn. The colors just leave me speechless every time. The kettle dyed colors are deeply saturated, and remind me of the colorful feathers of tropical birds. Last week I knit a little In Threes baby sweater using the Sunset colorway, and I feel so drawn to the colors that might have to knit another project using Rios! #Malabrigo #Rios #worsted #kettledyed #InThrees #knitting #TheNobleThread #Wilmington

NEW BOOKS ARE HERE!

Look what came today! Books, books, gorgeous books! West Knits, Knitbot, Maine Kits, The Shetland Trader. There books are so beautiful and inspiational, each with it unique style. #westknits #knitbot #theshetlandtrade #mainknits #patternbooks #knittin #TheNobleThread #WilmingtonOldCityMarket

THE NOBLE THREAD HAS FOUND ITS FADE

I love, love, love the Find Your Fade shawl by Andrea Mowry! The pattern is entertaining, vut into bitesize section, that keep you wanting to knit just a little more to see what happens with the colors. It makes the colors sing! I finished the first 2 color sections, and I am starting working with the delicious Malabrigo Aguas. So, so far, I have used Dream in Color Smooshy in Wineberry, Malabrigo Sock in Anniversario. After the Aguas I am thinking of transitioning to Malabrigo inndiecita, then Azules, and after that, well that's a surprise as even I don't know! #FindyourFade #AndreaMowry #knitting #shawl #Malabrigo #Anniversario #DreaminColor

COMING SOON: HYPHEN, A FREE COWL PATTERN

While "The Good Girl Shawl" is being tested, I revisited a pattern I designed a few years ago, and redesigned it with Spincycle Yarns' Dyed In The Wool in mind. I wanted an easy way to showcase Spincycle's beautiful colors. The cowl uses one skein of Cascade 220 sport superwash as a backdrop for the Spincycle. It only took 1/2 skein of Spincycle, which means you would have enough for a second cowl, and you could have fun with a dark background of Cascade instead of the sandy color! How much fun is that! The pattern is simple, and uses slip stitch color colorwork techniques, which means you only carry one color at a time. The cowl is knit in the round, in garter stitch. The color appears in a

IN THREES, A ONE SKEIN, ONE DAY BABY KNITTING PROJECT

A couple weeks ago, a lovely lady came to the shop and bought some yarn to make a baby sweater. I asked her if there was a new baby coming in her family, and her response was wonderful. "No" she said " but you always need to have a baby sweater ready, because there is always a baby being born!" Her words have been in my mind over the last 2 week, and In Threes (Pattern available at The Noble Thread through Ravelry in-store program), is the perfect sweater to knit and have ready for that next baby. All it takes for the 0-6 month size is a 100g skein of Worsted weight yarn. Berroco Vintage and Malabrigo Rios are 2 great choices. I chose to knit the shop sample in Malabrigo Rios in the glowing

MARCH KAL: FIND YOUR FADE BY ANDREA MOWRY

Our KAL for March is Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry (Pattern available on Ravelry, and Through The Nobel Thread.) This gorgeous shawl is knit from point to point, and alternates relaxing sections of garter stitch and a very simple mesh lace pattern. The colors are introduced over a few rows to create a fade in pattern. Our first meeting was on Friday, and we will have 3 additional meetings in the shop for the next 3 Fridays at 1 pm. If you feel like joining us and knitting this great shawl we would be happy to have you hop on! And if you cannot join us in person, you can always join us in our Ravelry group and post pictures of your progress! My color selection so far is Dream in Color Smoos

CARPET BAGS ARE HERE!

There is o bag that I like more than a carpet bag to carry my knitting. I am so happy, Atenti Carpet bags are here! And they are jut so beautiful! There are large ones, for the Mary Poppins in all of us, and there are smaller ones. There are some that have muted colors and some that have deep colors. They are all gorgeous, and the fabrics leave me speechless. They are so well made, with strong inner linings with zippered pouches for all our knitting and crochet tools, and leather handles. I cannot promise you will be able to store a lamp in one of them, but there will be plenty of room for all your projects! #Carpetbags #Atenti #knittingbags #TheNobleThread #Wilmington #WilmingtonOldCityMar

OUR FIRST DESIGN: THE GOOD GIRL SHAWL

Take 2 skeins of luxurious Amano Puna 100% Baby Alpaca, deliciously soft colors, innocent garter stitch, summery stripes, and dainty lace, and you get The Good Girl shawl! The Good Girl shawl is The Noble Thread's first design. I love simple shawls. I find them so easy to wear, and just perfect for North Carolina where we live in air conditioned "frigidaires" all summer long. Because this shawl is knit with alpaca, it is incredibly soft, and drapes so gracefully. The alpaca's natural halo only adds to the coziness. This shawl hugs you softly! Add a gorgeous shawl pin, and voila! The pattern is being proofread, and will be available shortly as a free pattern on our website. #Thegoodgirlshawl

MARCH MAKE #1: THE CURVO SWEATER

The Curvo sweater by Sachiko Bugin is finished, and just in time for a few cold days! I love the sweater! The pattern was fantastic and super easy. The yarn, Cascade Eco Cloud was a joy to work with, a merino/alpaca blend yarn with a chainette construction. It is so soft you can wear directly next to your skin! The sideways construction was fun, and the shaping is lovely. I think I am particularly fond of the bottom edge! The shape is so flattering! If you have never knitted a sweater, I really recommend this one. It is easy and quick, and the result is lovely. And if you need help along the way, we are her at The Noble Thread to help you! #Curvo #sweater #knitting #sideways #construction #C

MALABRIGO YARNS ARE HERE!

Malabrigo Sock, Rios and Caracol are here! The kettle dyed colors are just wonderful, and the yarns are so soft! I can see lots of socks and shawls being knitted with the wonderful sock yarn! Don't these colors make you dream? I will pull some colors and create possible combination for our March KAL the Find you Fade shawl by Andrea Mowry. We did not just get Malabrigo Sock, we also got Malabrigo Rios, a wonderful Superwash worsted yarn in the same great colors, and we received Caracol, a yarn as beautiful as stained glass. I can hardly wait to make a quick easy cowl with it! That is after I finish working on a new shawl using 2 colors of Amano's delicious 100% baby alpaca Puna... #Malabrig

YARN OF THE MONTH: 20% OFF BAAH LA JOLLA!

The March Yarn of the Month is Baah La Jolla, a gorgeous hand dyed fingering, superwash yarn. Throughout March Baah is 20% OFF (while supplies last.) La Jolla is 100% superwash merino, with 400 yards of glowing, beautifully lustrous yarn in each skein. Any shawl knit in Baah will not only glow, it will have amazing stitch definition, and will drape so elegantly. The colors, whether they are tone on tone variegates or fully variegated, are deeply saturated. It would be perfect for this month's KAL, the Find Your Fade shawl by Andrea Mowry. I pulled a possible color combination for the KAL today! These colors remind me of a cloudy red sunset on the Cape Fear River! #Baah #LaJolla #fingering #s

YARN BOMBING AT THE NOBLE THREAD

Last week was a busy week. Dorian, one of the friendliest knitters I have ever met suggested we yarn bomb a bicycle, a gorgeous 1960's Schwinn that had been sitting unused in his house. The bike has since become my husband's, but that is a different story! I immediately loved Dorian's idea, and promised to bring all the acrylic yarn I had sitting in a box at at home. Dorian got to work right away wrapping every part of the bike, while Skye and I crocheted granny squares and flowers. The yarn bombing took a week, but it was worth it. We worked feverishly, wrapping and sewing the squares on and finished just in time for our Stitch and Bitch last Sunday The bike now sits proudly in front of th

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