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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.

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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10% off featured Yarn on first day of KAL:
    Stonehedge Shepherd's Wool

Other yarn ideas:
    Ella Rae Classic
    Nature Spun Worsted and Lamb's Pride
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
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.