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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

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.

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.

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:

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:

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.
Pattern Link:

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