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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 Jessica Preston. | $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.


There will be no Thursday Knit-Night on November 30

Every Wednesday, 10AM-noon

Needle Felting Class

The holiday season may seem far away, but it’s never too early to start making decorations or gifts for loved ones. These felted wool ornaments make the perfect gift or handmade decorations for your house.

We are offering a choice of two sessions. You can attend
Wednesday, November 15th from 1:00-3:00 or

Saturday, November 18th from 11:00-1:00.


You can make either the Chickadee or the Snowflake and we will have kits for additional ornaments for sale. These are fun and easy gifts which are easily customizable with dates or monograms. The class fee is $35 and includes everything you need to make one ornament.
Beginner Hat 
Norwegian Wristers Class
New Classes
It’s getting chilly out and your head needs a hat. Do you want to learn to make one?
Our Beginner Hat Class is here to help you.
When: Saturday, November 18th from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Materials: One skein of Spuntaneous Yarn and Needles.
Class Fee: $25 plus materials.
Skills Needed: Knitting and Purling
Norwegian Wristers Class

When: Sunday, November 19th from 1-3 p.m.
Materials: Two colors of worsted or aran weight yarn (recommended Malabrigo Rios or Malabrigo Worsted)
4-5 US 8 Double Pointed Needles

Class Fee: $25 plus materials

These two-color fingerless gloves feature simple but beautiful colorwork techniques. Made with thick, worsted wool, they knit up quickly for a great holiday gift.
The class will take you through all the steps needed to make the wristers, including two-color ribbing and slip-stitch colorwork. Wristers are knit in the round on double pointed needles, and can be made in two sizes.
***All supplies bought for classes will be 10% off***


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

Tango and Chocolate Trunk Show


 Calling all Dog and Cat lovers, hurry in to see the large assortment of adorable canvases!


Coming Soon

November 18 – North Light Fibers Trunk Show

December 5 – Anzula Trunk Show

A Knitting Kit for Healing

Have you seen our Charlottesville Kit yet? Wondering how it all came together? Interweave published an article about us and our kit for healing. Check it out here.

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