1702 Meridian Ave, Suite H, San Jose, CA 95125
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Free KALs (knit-alongs) & CALs (crochet-alongs)

KALs and CALs feature contemporary fun projects and are led by a GPY staffer. Participants join in to make the same project together and they offer great opportunities to learn from each other and share and exchange ideas, plus interesting conversation. There is not a charge to participate. And if you purchase the featured yarn on the first day you will receive 10% off that yarn. We recommend that participants have advanced beginner skills.

Individuals 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.

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

This knit-along will be using Susan Ashcroft's New Caesar patterns. You can choose to make the cowl or the shawl, and the mosaic knitting style really shows off colorful yarn. Just be sure that the colors you choose contrast completely to fully show off the stitches.

Materials Required: Pattern purchase directly through

Pattern Link:

Cowl: 240-359 yards of DK weight yarn in two contrasting colors; size 7 16" circular needle, or size appropriate for yarn; stitch marker; and a tapestry needle for weaving ends.

Shawl: 547-875 yards of DK weight yarn; size 7 needle 24" or longer, or size appropriate for yarn; stitch marker; and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Note: The patterns both recommend DK weight yarn, however both the cowl and the shawl can be made with fingering to worsted weight yarn, yarn amounts vary by finished size and weight of yarn.

10% off featured yarn on the first day of KAL:
    Ella Rae Lace Merino DK

Other yarn suggestions:
    Lorna's Laces Honor
    Misti Pima Silk and Sweet Georgia DK