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Magpie Knits is the new face of The Needle Lady, a full-service yarn shop and needlework community located in Charlottesville, Virginia on the historic downtown mall. We carry a large selection of beautiful yarns, needlepoint canvases, and notions. We have classes for every level of knitter and offer a Knit Night every Thursday from 5-8PM.


Monday-Wednesday, 10AM-5PM
Thursday, 10AM-8PM
Friday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM
Sunday, 11AM-4PM


111 W Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Find us on Google Maps here.
Phone: (434) 296-4625
Email: info@magpieknits.com


GENERAL KNITTING CLASSES* are offered in limited enrollment 4-week sessions at all levels. Students receive guidance on an ongoing project of their choosing — and we are happy to help select projects and yarn according to your goals and skill level! | $75 for 1 4-week session.

SPECIALTY CLASSES* are offered in limited enrollment 1- to 3-week sessions at specified levels. Students receive guidance on specific crafts, projects, or techniques. | Price depends on class.

PRIVATE LESSONS are available on request with Susan Bashline or Jacqueline Cieslak. | $25 per hour.

DROP-IN CLASSES are open to anyone who shows up. Students receive guidance on whatever they bring with them, along with coffee, snacks, and communitas! | $10

*Students enrolled in these classes receive 10% off any supplies.


Wednesdays 5:30–7:30 PM, Sept. 6, 20, 27 | $56.25 (10% discount on supplies)
Fridays, 10AM–noon, Sept. 9, 8, 15, 22 | $75 (10% discount on supplies)
Saturdays 9–11 AM, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 | $75 (10% discount on supplies)

Wednesdays 5:30–7:30 PM, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 | $75 (10% discount on supplies)
Fridays, 10AM–noon, Oct. 10, 13, 20 | $56.25 (10% discount on supplies)
Saturdays 9–11 AM, Oct. 7, 14 | $37.50 (10% discount on supplies)

Sunday, Oct 8, 2–4 PM | $40 plus materials (10% discount on supplies)

Every Wednesday, 10AM-noon

Call the shop today at 434-296-4625 to learn more or reserve your spot in a class!


A Knitting Kit for Healing

We believe that the act of knitting can help to heal wounds and soothe souls. After witnessing the retrogressive events of the summer of 2017, we are committed to act and make a difference.

We have partnered with North Light Fibers and Heather Zoppetti to create this knitting kit that symbolizes moving forward with love and hope. We have no time to hate; we’re too busy knitting. Kits can be purchased for $70, and a $15 donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center will be made for every kit purchased.

The Charlottesville Kit includes:
  • Heather Zoppetti’s “Safe Harbor Pattern,” a beautiful infinity scarf
  • Two skeins of North Light Fibers Atlantic Yarn, handcrafted on Block Island, Rhode Island. The official kit colorway is Teal Inlet, but you can choose from a variety of beautiful colors.
Heather’s pattern was first published in Unexpected Cables, an Interweave knitting book. In addition to this kit, Magpie Knits will also be leading an online knit-along (KAL) of the pattern starting September 15, 2017. You don’t even have to be in Charlottesville to join in! Just call the shop (434-296-4625) to purchase it and we will ship it to you