Linda Skolnik turned her passion for knitting into a business when she founded Patternworks in 1979. Patternworks began as a mailorder business in her New York basement with black and white leaflets called "Hard-to-Find Things for Knitters."
Linda retired in 2002, but her knitting legacy goes on. Over time, her little leaflets have evolved into a beautiful full-color catalog with everything a knitter could possibly wish for, a shop in a picturesque lake-side town in New Hampshire attracting knitting enthusiasts from across the country, and a Web site that is a favorite browsing place of knitters everywhere. And in 2006, Patternworks proudly introduced a brand-new line of yarns created exclusively by Patternworks for its valued customers.