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


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.

January 2018 Schedule

January General Knitting
Fridays 5, 12, and 19

Saturdays 6, 13, and 20

Every Wednesday, 10AM-noon and 5:30-7:30 pm

Needle Felting Class

Songbird series starting in January! On the 3rd we will be starting our first bird, the Bluebird! This is an easy project for the first in the series.

Birds to follow: Robin, Wren, and Chickadee

When: Wednesday, January 3rd from 1:00-3:00 or 5:30-7:30
Materials: Provided
Class Fee: $25 includes materials.
Skills Needed: Some Needlefelting experience necessary
Following Classes:
Wednesday, January 17th
Wednesday, January 24th
Wednesday, January 31st


Felt Your Own Pet

Join us on Saturday, January 13th to learn how to create your pet! Bring pictures of your best friend to the shop and let the excitement begin! 10% of sales this day go to Green Dogs Unleashed.
When: Saturday, January 13th from 1 pm-4
Materials: Provided
Class Fee: $35 includes materials.
Skills Needed: Some Needlefelting experience necessary

Sunday Shorts January Topics: Mosaic and Slip-Stitch Patterns

Clementine or Issa Cowl
When: Sunday, January 7th from 1-3 p.m.
Materials: Two skeins of Spincycle’s Dyed in the Wool
US 6 24″ Needles
Class Fee: $62 includes yarn!
Skill Level: Advanced beginner, must have knowledge of circular knitting and stockinette stitch
Second Sock Sunday – Churchmouse Basic Sock
Starting in 2018, the second Sunday of every month will be dedicated to learning sock techniques!
When: Sunday, January 14th from 1-3 p.m.
Class Fee: Free sock seminar with purchase of yarn at Magpie Knits
Skill Level: Beginner, must know how to knit and purl
One-Color Brioche Hat: Hoj by Woolfolk
When: Sunday, January 21st from 1-3 p.m.
Materials: Two skeins of Woolfolk Far
Class Fee: $50 includes yarn and pattern
Two-Color Brioche Cowl: Pattern TBA
When: Sunday, January 28th from 1-3 p.m.


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

Crochet Classes


 Vintage Crochet Blanket
When: Sunday, January 20th and 27th from 1-3 p.m.
Materials: Approximately 2200 yards of a worsted weight yarn
Class Fee: $40 plus materials
Skill Level: Advanced beginner, some knowledge of crochet necessary


Coming Soon

More from the songbird series in February

Second sock Sunday (all months of 2018)