Online Yarn Shops:

Patternworks


Listing yarn stores without mentioning Patternworks is like discussing dairy products and not mentioning milk. Outfitting our yarn stashes for more than two decades, Patternworks offers an encyclopetic full-color catalog with more than 190 yarns, plus online store and thriving mail-order business.

In the spring of 2002, Patternworks' original founders (Linda and Marv Skolnik) decided it was time to pass the business to the next generation. The entire Patternworks inventory was stuffed into a convoy of 18-wheelers and driven up to its new home with Keepsale Quilting in New Hampshire.

The good news is that Patternworks is still alive and strong in catalog and Web site form. Orders are filled promptly and cheerfully by Keepsake staff, while the Patternworks name and branding remains otherwise intact throughout.

Tidy Technology

As you navigate the site, your order form always remains open in a separate screen. This means no more clicking back and forth to figure out what you've ordered and where you were before you ordered it.

Better yet, the shopping cart keeps a current tally of how much you've spent. It's almost as good as being on "Wheel of Fortune."


Working Off the Catalog

You may wish to request a catalog first, which you can do -- free -- from the Web site. You can peruse it offline at your leisure before logging in to place your order.

You don't even have to find the product online to order it. Just enter the item number and other details that are readily available in the catalog.


The Stock

Patternworks stocks almost every mainstream yarn on the market. Plus you'll find designer yarns from the likes of Colinette, Koigu, Great Adirondack Yarn Company, and Filatura di Crosa/Ad Hoc/Stacy Charles.

You'll also find by far the most extensive collection of knitting gadgets, plus a full stock of hard-to-find books, how-to guides, and instructional videos.


After the Order

Order confirmation is instantaneous, and service is receptive, friendly, and consistently reliable. My orders always arrive quickly in tidy, well-packed boxes.

I am notified immediately if an item is out of stock, and making substitutions and changes is equally painless.


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Last updated 6/27/02    Add your comments

Reader comments

"Patternworks kept me sane during a four year residence in Pensacola FL. Could find NO yarn shops within 100 miles. The folks at Patternworks were wonderful! Now that we are back in the northern Virginia with numerous LYS to choose from, I still check Patternworks first. They are everything their catalog claims and more." MelindaK, 5/28/01

"PatternWorks is not user friendly. On the phone the recording does not tell their hours, and online the order form is too difficult to go back and forth from product to form." Dneely1, 4/26/01

"I have shopped both Patternworks catalog and online. I have been very satified with their services. The selections of yarn, books, needles, and accessories is the best. I have always gotten my orders promptly and even more so now that they are online. Their catalog is a full afternoon of dreaming about all the wonderful things you would like to knit with the beautiful yarns they display. My yarn stash has grown considerably since I found their internet sale items! I just can't say enough good things about Patternworks." mvscrs, 3/22/01

"Patternworks is the best. I am new to the "search" on the net. However, I was blessed to find Patternworks. Since I was new to the computer, I called the '800' number for Patternworks. I ordered the most wonderful Merino Wool - Koigu hand painted yarn. Their price beat two knit stores I have available to me. Besides that, their phone operator went and got the Koigu Real Charm pattern and checked exactly what I needed. Amazing phone service each time I have ordered. Delivery is prompt too. Their Web site is a knitter's dream. With the price of gasoline, you can't beat the fix you can get from Patternworks Web or catalog!!!!" slipstitch67, 3/21/01


"I've been a Patternworks customer for 4 years. I like the fact that they carry every color in a yarn, unlike my LYS. The service is excellent and their catalog is the best! I never have to wait long for my order, and they answer my e-mails promptly. Rating A+++++++" neko, 3/21/01