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 a 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.
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.
Note that there is not an instructor charge for knit-/crochet-alongs
however we do ask that you support the shop with
your patronage so we may continue to pay for the knit-along leaders
and our complimentary knit-doc service. 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) greenplanetyarn.com
if you would like additional information or sign-up to participate.
New participants are invited to join at any time.
We have the following Knit-Alongs (KALs) and Crochet-Alongs (CALs) scheduled featuring projects on display at GPY.
Many of the projects are hot*hot*hot on Ravelry and those of us at GPY who have
made these projects can certainly see why they are so popular. Our Knit-alongs
are Free, however we do ask that you purchase the materials at GPY. Space is limited.
Please phone the shop for more information and to reserve a spot.
Holiday Lights Project
Get into the holiday spirit by making this darling string of
crocheted holiday lights. Our sample "lights" are hanging at the front counter.
You can use just about any gauge yarn - just imagine a yarn with sparkles or
traditional holiday colors - or even orange and black for next Halloween.
And we have lots of yarn possibilities at GPY. The pattern is free on Ravelry.
Join Melissa for this one-session CAL in our classroom on either Saturday,
November 10th from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM or Saturday, December 2nd from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
Snow Flakes Project
Get into the holiday spirit by making crocheted snowflakes. During this CAL participants
have a choice to make any of three different snowflake patterns:
Mount Bierstadt Snowflake
Tabeguace Peak Snowflake
The patterns are free on Ravelry and we
do ask that you purchase the yarn at GPY to participate. We'll have plenty of snow flake
appropriate colors available. Join Sandra for this one-session CAL in our classroom on either
Sunday, November 11th from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM or Saturday, December 8th from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
Honey Cowl Project
This free pattern is one of the newest and most popular with over 20,000 downloads by ravelers!
Versatility plus, with instructions for a shorter version or longer version, and looks great on
both sides. Worked in the round, this slip-stitch pattern looks complicated but is great for
new and experienced knitters alike. It uses a DK weight and of course, our latest Tosh shipment
included their DK, but we're also thinking the new Malabrigo Arroyo might be an excellent
candidate for this as well. Join Dale in our classroom for this Brown Bag KAL on Tuesdays from
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM December 4th and December 11th.
Giraffe/Cow Hat Project
Our exclusive kits, available in adult and baby size, have been a huge hit. Many of you
have requested some guidance so we thought why not have the pattern designer, our own Audry,
lead a free KAL. Audry will be making a black and white cow interpretation of her popular
Giraffe hat during the KAL. What fun! Join Audry on Thursdays from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on
November 1st, 15th and 29th.
Baby Sleeping Bag
Family or friends expecting a baby? This is a great gift because it is so functional since
babies can't wiggle out from under the covers. Our GPY model is made with recycled blue
jeans and we have a great selection of soft machine washable natural fibers perfect for this
project. Join Liz for this four-session knit-along. Liz has some creative ideas whether you want to sew in a
zipper or craft another way to fasten the front. This KAL meets Saturdays, November 17th & 24th
and December 1st & 8th from 11:30 to 1:00 PM.
Fingerless mitts are so functional. They add some warmth and keep the fingers free.
And of course they make great gifts. This pattern is free on-line and uses sport
weight yarn. We have lots of choices including a yarn with a fine filament of virgin
copper, touted by some to help alleviate symptoms of arthritis. And of course we do
have our exclusive team spirit colorways in Lorna's Laces sport weight. Join Michele
in our classroom on Fridays, November 30th and December 7th from 2:00 to 3:30 PM.
Our glorious new Pleiades model is a stunner and we have just scheduled a KAL starting in
early 2013. This pattern, originally a Dream Club exclusive, is now available for sale.
We have both digital and color print copies available at GPY. However, if you purchase
Dream in Color yarn for the project, the pattern is free here at GPY. Join Sandra in our
classroom on Saturdays from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM January 12th, January 26th and February 9th.
New York Bag
This classic bag may be made with or without the flap. We have both the short flap and long
flap kits in stock which includes everything you'll need except the yarn. We have several
great yarn options for your own New York Bag. We even have a special tool kit we'll use during
the KAL for attaching the rivets without damaging them. Beth will be making hers out of a
Silk/Wool blend with lots of interesting silk slubs. Join Beth for this KAL in our classroom
on Saturdays from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, November 10th, 17th and December 1st. This KAL does not
meet the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.
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.
Join us and share your latest creations with other yarnees and join a lively discussion
about designers, new fibers and fun blogs to follow. Call or e-mail us to let
us know you’re coming and what light finger-food snack you will bring and GPY
will provide beverages, napkins, plates, 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.
Raffle prizes won by Show and Tell attendees have included an electric ball winder,
circular bamboo knitting needle set, sweater quantities of yarn won, kits, etc.
There is no charge to participate, however we encourage you to sign up since space
is limited by our classroom size. If you are interested in participating,
e-mail us at: yarn (at) greenplanetyarn.com or call 408-620-1042.
Alternate Saturdays, 5:00 pm
Do you love handmade socks? So do we! That's why we've decided to start our
very own sock club. The "All" means we want all knitters and crocheters,
from beginning to advanced sock aficionados. This club will offer great
opportunities to learn from each other and share and exchange ideas, and
Every other month we'll feature a special sock yarn and exciting patterns.
For knitters, we'll be choosing designs from Ann Budd's new book
Sock Knitting Master Class.
Maybe you prefer your sock knitting to be more comfortable, less challenging?
We will provide a more accessible version of the knitted sock pattern featuring
one or two of the prettiest elements of the original design.
Crocheters, we want you too! For you, we'll be choosing designs from
More Crocheted Socks by Janet Rehfeldt and Mary Jane Wood.
Our Socks for All Club meets every two weeks, with Chris J. as your leader.
There is no charge for participation, but we ask that you buy the materials
for your socks at Green Planet Yarn, including your copy of the book(s),
if you don't already have one.
For knitters, we also ask that participants have some previous success with
knitting socks, and for crocheters, we ask that participants be comfortable
with following written patterns.