Magpie Knits is 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.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10AM-5PM
Wednesday, 10AM-7:30PM
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:



We just returned from our winter buying trip and some of our treasures have made it to the store…
The TOFT Studio is home to the TOFT luxury British DIY knitwear and wool company, offering alpaca and wool knitting yarns and exclusive easy-to-make knitting and crochet patterns.
 TOFT was founded in 2006 by Kerry Lord, who is also the writer and designer of the Edward’s Menagerie crochet pattern series.
We are so excited to have a large selection of the Menagerie kits and hat kits and Edward’s Menagerie book.
We are happy to bring you
 BC Garn Semilla Yarn!
This DK/Light Worsted weight yarn is made of 100% organic wool, produced and dyed in an environmentally sustainable way.
Semilla is a luxurious yarn at an affordable price, perfect for both children and adults, accessories and felted items.
Ideal for both weaving, hand and machine knitting.
BC Garn, a family owned Danish yarn company, founded in 1972 .
Their initial focus on high-quality weaving yarns has evolved into a line of luxury organic and ecologically-minded hand knitting yarns, offered at an affordable price.
BC Garn is known for quality yarns. Many are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) – the highest international standard for organic fiber production.




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. | $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.


February Class Schedule


Olympic Hat Seminar

Saturday February 17th

1 – 3pm

We have  been watching the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and admiring all the hats.


Saturday February 17th is your chance to knit one of your favorites.  Whether it is a traditional cabled hat with a fabulous fur pom pom or a beautiful color work hat, we will be here to help you get started.


Let’s find the perfect pattern and yarn and get you started on your hat!

It would fun to knit this Team USA Hat in honor

of the 2018 Winter Games!

Skill level:  All

Cost:  Complimentary with yarn purchase


Pom Pom Afficiandos- New Shipment here!


Needle Felt Your Pet

Saturday February 24th

1 – 4pm

Bring pictures of your favrorite pet.

Beth will help you create an adorable likness.

Skill level:  Advance Beginner


Cost:  $35.00 includes materials


Needle Felted Bird Series


Saturday March 3rd

1 – 3pm

Our song bird series continues with our Virginia State bird.

Skill level:  Beginner

Cost: 25.00 includes materials


Beginning/Intermediate Knitting

Saturday February 17th, 24th +

March 10th, 17th


Cost $75.00 (4 classes)

This is the perfect class for the beginner as well

as the more seasoned knitter.

We provide indiviual help on your specific project.


 Drop-in Classes 

Every Wednesday morning from 10 – 12am + Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Cost:  $10.00