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Welcome to Yarn Asylum!

Located in Clarksville, TN, we are pleased to be a sanctuary for the yarn addicted. Yarn Asylum stocks a wide variety of yarns, notions, needles, hooks, books and gifts for fiber enthusiasts. We also have classes and workshops geared for ALL levels of stitchers – beginner through advanced.
Drop by and see us soon!


Trunk Show

Yarn Asylum is hosting a trunk show for Cutthroat Yarn!
Join us on Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th for an exclusive chance to admire, fondle AND purchase these gorgeous hand-dyed yarns.
Available in weights from Lace to Bulky and more colors than the rainbow, you will most certainly find something to captivate you.
See samples of the yarn knitted and crocheted into wonderful works of fibery goodness.
This event is free for everyone to enjoy.
As an added bonus – all purchases of Cutthroat Yarn during the trunk show will entitle you to DOUBLE stamps on your Yarn Asylum Support Program card!

Building Blocks – improve your knitting skills one square at a time!

Yarn Asylum is excited to announce the introduction of
the Building Blocks knitting series!

The designer of this program is Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter.  She describes the program perfectly:  ‘Building Blocks was created to move the new knitter beyond the basics by introducing the major knitting techniques in a systematic approach.  Each block builds upon the skills of the previous block, allowing the knitter to gain confidence and knowledge while working toward a beautiful sampler afghan.’

Whether you are a new knitter looking to expand your skills or a seasoned knitter who would enjoy the camaraderie of a group of like-minded fiber enthusiasts – this program is for you!

Join us every other Wednesday evening as we knit our way through this well written and wonderfully illustrated book of 12 different patterns.  Everyone will work at their own pace.  Although you will be expected to work on your squares at home, there are no deadlines or time limits to finish. This is stress-free learning at its best!  Participates can join at any time.

Ideally, you will complete a square each month and at the end of a year – you will have a beautiful afghan to showcase all your new knitting knowledge!

You can decide to make your afghan squares all different colors, a solid color, or anything in between.  The choice is yours!  It is knit up using a worsted weight yarn and we have a wide selection for you to choose from.  Our suggestions include HiKoo SimpliWorsted, Cascade 220 Superwash, Plymouth Encore and Berroco Vintage.

We are pleased to offer you this program – with assistance on all techniques – absolutely FREE of charge!  In order to participate – you MUST purchase your supplies from Yarn Asylum.

Our first group meeting will be on Wednesday, February 24th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Drop by Yarn Asylum soon to pick out your yarn and pick up your copy of the Building Blocks book.  Although there is not a class fee, we do ask that you register so that we know how many knitters will join us.  If you can’t make it to every meeting – that is okay too!

Remember that this is open is knitters of ALL skill levels!  We just ask that you join us with the intention of having a good time while learning and sharing!  If you have any questions:  drop by, email us or give us a call.  We are here to enable!

Group Therapy! Every Thursday from 6pm – 8pm

Come sit around our big table and join other fiber fanatics as you work on your current project or get inspired to start another. The talk is lively and the enthusiasm is motivating.  Drop in and meet new friends.  Bring in your problem projects and get advice from other knitters and crocheters.  Show off your finished designs and let us all envy your accomplishments!   Learn some new techniques as we share and enjoy the social aspect of our hobby!
The table at Yarn Asylum is always open for you to come in and enjoy some time to knit or crochet. Spend your lunch time getting in a few rows on that scarf or stop by on your way home from work to unwind for a bit.   Free WiFi is also available if you are experiencing a momentary Ravelry withdrawal.


Asylum (as defined by dictionary.com)*

noun
(especially formerly) an institution for the maintenance and care of the mentally ill, orphans, or other persons requiring specialized assistance.
an inviolable refuge, as formerly for criminals and debtors; sanctuary:
International Law.
a refuge granted an alien by a sovereign state on its own territory.
a temporary refuge granted political offenders, especially in a foreign embassy.
any secure retreat.

*Text highlighted by the Yarn Asylum Director