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:


May & June Knitting Classes



How do you fix that?


Sunday May 20th 1:00pm – 3:00pm


Wednesday May 23rd 5:30pm- 7:30pm

Cost: $30.00


We have a few spaces remaining for this popular class.
We will spend the afternoon learning how to identify and correct some common mistakes in your knitting. Learning how to “read” your knitting and correct the problem(s) will take you to the next level of knitting nirvana.
Homework is required for this class, please bring a stockinette swatch knit with
worsted weight yarn (a light color is best).
 A 4″ x 4″ square swatch would be perfect…leave it on your needles :).
Please call the shop to sign up for this class.


Sushi Knit-A-Long (KAL)

The KAL continues, join us on Saturday afternoons to work on your Sushi Cardigan.  Rumor has it that Claudia will be here on Saturday, May 26th to check on our progress.

 Feel free to drop by, no sign up necessary.


Shift Cowl

By: Andrea Mowry

Wednesday June 6th and 20th

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Materials required:
3 Skeins of Spincycle-Dyed in the Wool


This cowl is the perfect all-the-time accessory! And the answer for all of those knitters out there who love to knit shawls, but have a hard time styling them. A fun and engaging knit with shifting colors, that looks like an asymmetrical triangle shawl, and it only takes a fiddle-free second to throw it on as the finish to any outfit!
We will be using 3 skeins of Spin Cycle’s
Dyed in the Wool to create this cowl.
Techniques we will use will include:
I-cord edges, Bias shaping
Mosaic knitting, Mattress stitch
Increasing,  Decreasing & Slipping Stitches
Please call the shop to sign up for this class.


Beginning/Intermediate Knitting

Saturday June 2nd, 9th, 23rd & 30th

9:00am -11:00am

 In this class, participants will work on their own projects and we will be there to help you get through the tricky spots, identifying and correct mistakes and/or understand your pattern instructions.
Please call the shop to sign up for this class.


Questions? Email us!
On the Historic Downtown Mall
Charlottesville, VA 434-296-4625



Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm
Wednesday 10am -7:30pm
Sunday 11am -4pm