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.
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) greenplanetyarn.com 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.
Alternate Saturdays, 5:00 pm
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.
Alternate Wednesdays, 7:00 pm
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.
Tue., Sept. 2, 9, 16
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Join Margaret in making this interesting cowl, inspired by the patterns in flower
petals, fish scales, and crochet afghans; the unique stitch pattern is perfect for
self-striping yarns. Participation in this KAL is free, however participants must
purchase their yarn at GPY.
Preparation for the KAL: Participants are highly encouraged to cast on before the
first session. We recommend placing locking stitch markers every 60 stitches to help
keep track of stitch count.
Choose a light-colored yarn for this project, or start with a lighter color stripe so
that you can see your stitches better.
Bring extra scrap yarn to practice with, any weight is fine.
Materials: 460-480 yarns of self-striping fingering weight yarn; US Size 5 32"
circular needle; tapestry needle; stitch markers, and purchase of the pattern. You
can buy it yourself on ravelry, or you can purchase the pattern through GPY and we
can print it for a nominal fee.
Our yarn recommendations:
Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball and Zauberball Crazy
Noro Taiyo Sock and Silk Garden Sock
Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Sock
Pattern Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/petal-cowl
Wed., Sep. 17, Oct. 1 and 15
6:30 to 8:00 pm
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.
Pattern Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/autumn-leaves-coasters
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.
Pattern Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/felted-woolly-pumpkin
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
Pattern Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nuts-about-squirrels-ft-229
Participation in GPY KALs is free, however we ask that you purchase your materials here.
Sat., Sep. 20th, Oct. 4th, and Oct. 18th
3:30 to 5:00 pm
Join Melissa in making the macabre skull shawl just in time for Halloween. This is a
bottom-up shawl so the size is easy to adjust.
Materials Required: 900-1500 yards of worsted weight yarn and size H hook. Pattern is
a free download from Ravelry, or GPY can print a copy for you for a nominal fee.
CALs are free, we just ask that you purchase materials at Green Planet Yarn.
Pattern Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lost-souls-skull-shawl