The Knitted Purl
39-41 East Main Street

Oyster Bay, NY 11771

(516) 558-7800

Welcome to!

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 six 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 1500 square foot store is located in the charming hamlet of Oyster Bay on the north shore of Long Island in NY. You can find your basics and your luxury yarns at The Knitted Purl. Our assortment features brands including Madeline Tosh, Koigu, Manos, Malabrigo, Blue Sky, Zen Yarn Garden, Misti Alpaca, Lorna’s Laces, Dream in Color, Mrs. Crosby, 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, yak, and even brushed and spun mink fill the space 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 welome you into our community!

The Purl Girls:

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

Vicki — Crochet Goddess, Amazingly Talented Teacher, and Resident Web Store Wonder

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

Liz — Super Sock Specialist, Blocking Boss, and Resident Photographer Extraordinaire

Jen — Creative Consultant, Merchandising Maven, and Resident “Saver-of-the-Day”

The One and Only Purl Guy:

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