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I’m Patti McSkane, the founder of The Knitted Purl, and I’m passionate about fibers, design and the art of knit and crochet. I spent the first 17 years of my professional life marketing in the fashion industry, and then decided to leave that world behind and spend time focusing on my family – my fantastic husband and our five crazy rescue dogs – and plan for my next great adventure.

I learned to crochet from my Nana, and always wanted to learn to knit. I finally had the time to do it! I fell in love with the fibers, the design possibilities and the process. I knew my next adventure would be one celebrating all of those things and the invaluable community that others who share this love of knit and crochet create. The Knitted Purl was born.

Our store was located in the charming, historic hamlet of Oyster Bay on the north shore of Long Island in NY. Recently we close our retail location to focus on connecting with a broader audience of fiber enthusiasts through our online shop at

You can find your basics and your luxury yarns at The Knitted Purl. Our assortment features brands including Madeline Tosh, Emma's Yarns, Manos, Malabrigo, Blue Sky, Zen Yarn Garden, Mrs. Crosby,  Dream in Color, Less Traveled Yarn, Rowan, Wool and the Gang, Cascade and up-and-coming designers and hand-dyers debuting harmonious color palettes and fiber sensibilities that are sure to excite! Wool, alpaca, silk, cashmere, bamboo, cotton, angora, and more fill our shop, designed to inspire creativity, education and a shared passion for the fiber arts.

We are excited to finally be able to share our assortment with all of you and welcome you into our community!

The Purl Girls:

Patti — Chief Curator of all things Knitted Purl, Fashion and Color Connoisseur, and Resident Comedienne

Julia - Our resident Millenial and Craft Maven!!  She is a prolific knitter and crocheter and sews, refinishes furniture, dabbles in macrame . . . the list is endless!  She also keeps Patti up to date on all things digital :)). 

Stella — Queen of All Things Stitched, Finishing and Repair Master, and Resident Mom

Alicia - Master of Photography and Color . . . she keeps our product photos coming and ensures that they are as color-accurate as possible!!

The Two Terrific Purl Guys:

Brandon - King of all thins graphic deisgn, social media and overall brand building!

David — Construction Connoisseur (which really helps when we are trying to build displays), Jack of All Trades and Resident Winder

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