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.
Thur. Apr. 3, 10, 17
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Join Liz for three sessions in making this interesting shawlette by Carina Spencer.
This piece is a triangular shawl/cowl hybrid which starts flat and then is joined in
the round. Participants should have some experience with lace and knitting in the round.
Materials needed: 220 yards of sport weight yarn such as Noro Shiraito, or 150 yards
of worsted weight yarn such as Frog Tree Pediboo Worsted; 24" circular needle
appropriate to yarn; Zuzu's Petals pattern purchased from ravelry.com.
R is for Rabbit KAL with Beth
Sun. Mar. 23, 30, Apr. 6
3:30 to 5:00 pm
Join Beth for three sessions making this cuddly bunny by Emily Ivy. This is a "stuff
as you go project". Participants should have some experience with increases, decreases
and working in the round. (Advanced Beginner or Intermediate) This is a project that
may cure one's fear of double pointed needles.
Materials needed: 180 yards of Bulky yarn such as Classic Elite Sprout, double point
needles in size to obtain gauge which is 4.5 stitches to one inch. Participants should
complete a gauge swatch before the first session. If you don't have a collection of
dpns it fine to complete the gauge swatch with single points or circular needles, then
purchase the size dpns you need for this project. In addition to your normal knitting
tool collection (darning needles, stitch markers, scissors, etc.), please bring stuffing
for your project since this is a stuff as you go project.
Note: The size needle used to make stuffed critters is usually several sizes smaller
than the needle size recommended for the yarn being used. The resulting fabric is very
tight to retain the stuffing. If you tend to knit tightly, you may want to adjust needle
size and/or use a needle that has less grab (i.e. metal).
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.