About Us – Locate Us – and PARK


130 W. Washington Street
Charles Town, WV 25414

Monday — Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday — Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm


Yarnability is located at 130 W. Washington St. in the downtown historic overlay of Charles Town, WV. Next door to the shop, opening soon, is the new Calico Jack's Cafe (Caribbean cuisine). Across the street you can indulge in a sweet treat at Sugar Whipped Cakery or some freshly baked bread and coffee at Mad Monk’s Coffee Shop.


Parking is FREE for 2 hours on W. Washington Street. Side streets have 2-hour meters for nickels and dimes. Half-a-block from the shop on S. Charles St. (between Congress and Wasington Streets) there is a 5-hour metered parking lot for a quarter. Parking is FREE after 6pm weekdays and all day on the weekends.
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About us

History of Yarnability:  The shop was established in 2012 in Shepherdstown, WV under the ownership of Susan Wolcott (former owner of Y2Knit in Funkstown, MD). The shop spent two years on Duke Street until a purchase of the building required a relocation for the shop. Yarnability was relocated to Princess Street from 2014 to 2017. On March 19, 2017 the shop changed ownership to Karen C. Frail and was relocated to Charles Town, WV.

Charles Town is making strides to bring in new and small businesses with hopes to promote an arts and culture district in the historic overlay. This new development project has been outlined here. Yarnability is the newest addition to this section of downtown and hopes to bring light to the fiber arts within this new arts and culture district.

Karen Frail


Karen is thrilled to be the new owner of Yarnability. Having worked under the direction of Susan since 2012, Karen entered the role of owner over the past few years by slowly taking on a larger role in the operation of the business. Becoming owner just seemed to be a natural next step. Karen wants to continue with the founding mission of Yarnability while adding her own flair to the shop. Karen thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the fiber arts, especially sharing that love with others.

Karen Frail
Susan Wolcott

Susan Wolcott

Susan is the former owner of Yarnability and Y2Knit in Funkstown, MD. She is a veteran knitter and crocheter. While Susan has retired from ownership of Yarnability she continues to own and operate Trips For Knitters, her international tour company for knitters. When she isn't traveling the globe you can find Susan in her garden when the weather is good and at Yarnability in Charles Town on Thursdays!

Custom Knitting and Crochet

Yarnability offers custom knit and/or crochet orders. An estimate for time and cost to complete the project will be provided. This cost does not include the cost of the yarn to complete the project. At the time of the request the customer will pay for the yarn in full and 50% of the labor costs.

Custom Work: Repairs and Alterations

Yarnability offers repair services for knit and crochet wear. An estimate for time and cost to complete the repair will be provided after looking over the item. The customer will agree to the offer and pay 50% of the cost at the time of the request.

Yarnability offers alteration services for other garments and items. Bring your items in for alteration and an estimate of cost to complete will be provided. Alteration time completion is a minimum of 1 week.