E-mail: yarn (at)


Check the Calendar page for a complete schedule of events, classes, and workshops

Yarn Doctor  (for help with your project)

Free Walk-in Clinic
Wednesdays: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Come in and sign up for a free one-on-one consultation, no appointment required. First come, first served.
Yarn Doc by Appointment
Saturdays: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Customers may pre-pay ($12.00) for one 30 minute slot with the Yarn Doc. Times available are: 1:30 PM; 2:00 PM; 2:30 PM; 3:00 PM; 3:30 PM and 4:00 PM. You are then guaranteed the exact time that you will see the Yarn Doc. All you need to do is sign up at the front desk or call us at 408-620-1042 to make the appointment. It's as easy as that. Please note that customers may schedule only one appointment per day. If more time is needed, we suggest scheduling a private lesson.

And of course, if our Yarn Doc does not have a pre-scheduled appointment on Saturdays, she will be available for complimentary consultations for walk-ins.

GPY Clubs & Meet-Ups

Note that there is not an instructor charge for knit-/crochet-alongs however we do ask that you support the shop with your patronage so we may continue to pay for the knit-along leaders and our complimentary knit-doc service. Additional details about the below regular events may be found on the Calendar page. Please call 408-620-1042 or e-mail us at: yarn (at) if you would like additional information or sign-up to participate. New participants are invited to join at any time.

Fridays, 6 - 8 pm
While our center table is available anytime for customers to work on their projects and browse our books and patterns, we are open an additional hour on Fridays for socializing with like-minded fiber enthusiasts. You can make a night of it and have dinner at one of the restaurants in our shopping center and within walking distance.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
GPY Show & Tells are back. Now that we are settled in our new digs, we've scheduled our popular Show & Tells.

Join us and share your latest creations with other yarnees and join a lively discussion about designers, new fibers and fun blogs to follow, etc. You are invited to share any items recently knitted or crocheted by you with the group, and you will receive one raffle ticket for each garment made with GPY yarn, and of course not previously shared. We offer great raffle prizes for the Chinese Style auction whereby you choose which prizes you want your raffle ticket(s) to go towards. Past Raffle prizes won by Show and Tell attendees have included an electric ball winder, circular bamboo knitting needle set, sweater quantities of yarn, kits, etc.

There is no charge to participate, however, we encourage you to sign up since space is limited. If you are interested in participating, e-mail us at: yarn (at) or call 408-620-1042.
These regular meet-ups are hosted by a GPY staffer and participants join in to make the same project together. GPY Clubs offer great opportunities to learn from each other and share and exchange ideas, and interesting conversation. There is not a charge to participate, we just ask that you support GPY by purchasing the Club project yarn here. We recommend that participants have advanced beginner skills to join the clubs.

Participants who would rather not work on the same project together, but are interested in a social knitting and crocheting venue, then come by any time during regular hours when our large main antique table is always open for socializing.
Do you love handmade socks? So do we! That's why sock knitter/crocheter extraordinaire Chris J. is leading our very own sock club. The "All" means we want all knitters and crocheters, from beginning to advanced sock aficionados.

Here at GPY we have several gifted crocheters, and our Sock Club is led by one such staffer, Sandra. Featured projects include shawls, cowls, critters and more. Email the shop if you are interested in joining and would like to know what the current project is.
It's that time of year again; we are excited to make our favorite felted pumpkins again, but this year we're adding to the mix as well. We have chosen three different projects to decorate your home for every level of knitter.

For beginners, we will be making the Autumn Leaves Coasters Materials: Worsted weight (or any weight, really) yarn, about 15 grams per leaf; U.S. size 7 needles, or size recommended for yarn; tapestry needle for weaving in ends, and purchase of pattern directly via ravelry, or in-store.
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For Intermediate knitters, the Felted Wooly Pumpkins have become an annual GPY tradition. Materials: U.S. 10.5, 7, and 4 needles; two colors of worsted weight yarn, one for the stems and leaves and one for the pumpkin body; tapestry needle; fiber fill stuffing; and purchase of Wooly Pumpkin Pattern via ravelry, or purchase a printed copy at Green Planet Yarn.
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For our advanced knitters, we'll be making Nuts About Squirrels as a furry friend to keep the pumpkins company. Materials for this are: approx 160 Yards worsted/aran yarn for body, 25 yards for tummy, and about 45 yards of thick fluffy yarn for the tail; U.S. size 10.5 16" circular, and U.S. size 11 DPNs; Tapestry needle; fiber filling; and pattern purchased via ravelry directly or purchased through GPY and printed for a nominal fee.
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Participation in GPY KALs is free, however we ask that you purchase your materials here.