Celebrate Shawl-toberfest

We love to knit shawls, but sometimes the knitting is easier than the wearing! This month, we’re challenging ourselves to create a stylish shawl look every day. In honor of traditional Oktoberfest celebrations, we’re highlighting favorite German designers, Martina Behm and Melanie Berg, and picking up the tab for their patterns when you buy the yarn. Drop by the shop to see an abundance of beautiful shawl samples and inspiring yarns.

Join us on Friday, October 14 to celebrate the launch of String@ luxury yarns: a new line of irresistible cashmere, merino and silk blends available only at a limited number of shops.

Did you notice a new link at the top of this web page? It’s our new online store! We are working hard to get all our yarns online so you can shop day or night. It’s been a tremendous undertaking and I appreciate your patience as we slowly add products. If you see a yarn on our list that’s not yet for sale online, just give us a call and we’ll be happy to ship it to you.

Open Knit/Crochet Night is every Tuesday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. Take a couple of hours for yourself each week and knit or crochet with fellow enthusiasts.

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Uncommon Threads is a full service yarn shop for all of your knitting and crocheting needs.  We feature yarns by Rowan, Berroco, Jamieson, Cascade, Imperial Yarn, Madelinetosh, Malabrigo, Crystal Palace, Plymouth, Classic Elite, Dale of Norway, The Fibre Company, Koigu, Opal, Artyarns, Bergere de France and more. In addition to our wide selection of knitting and crochet books, patterns, and magazines, we carry knitting needles by Addi, Lantern Moon, Kollage, Prym and Chiaogoo; knitting tools by Susan Bates and Clover; project bags and tool cases from Della Q, Lantern Moon, Walker, Jordana Paige and Knowknits; plus a gorgeous collection of buttons. 

We offer knitting, crochet and weaving classes for beginner through advanced students and a friendly, knowledgeable staff to assist you with your projects. We are centrally located in downtown Los Altos, California since 1984.