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.
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Join us as we participate in Knit Purl Hunter’s Mystery KAL in April!

Follow along as we knit a gorgeous poncho – this year’s hottest fashion accessory! The fabric has an interesting design with superior drape. Best of all, the simple construction makes it a garment that is flattering on EVERYONE! Knitters of all shapes and sizes modeled the poncho and were thrilled with the flattering silhouette. Most ponchos are available in the dreaded “one size fits all”, but Michelle offers two sizes to please everyone. Whether you are new to garments or an experienced veteran, 14 Carat will bring you new skills as well as a stylish garment. No previous garment experience is necessary – it’s the perfect first step to wearable knitting!

14 Carat is knit with HiKoo® CoBaSi fingering yarn, making it a lightweight top appropriate for chilly spring evenings or overly air-conditioned restaurants in the summer. And remember, CoBaSi is available in solid, tonal and multi-colors, that will all showcase the design.

The first clue in this mystery KAL will be released on Thursday, April 7th on Knit Purl Hunter’s website.  Subsequent clues will be released on each Thursday through April.

Keep in touch with others and show off your progress and finished work on Knit Purl Hunter’s Ravelry Group. Michelle can be found there to help with any questions.

More information and color cards are available on Skacel’s website here: Skacel

At Yarn Asylum, we will be knitting together on Sundays – noon to 4 pm.  Come join us and we will knit up this mystery poncho together!

To make this even more exciting and fun – Skacel is having a contest to go with this KAL!  Details, rules and forms are also available on Skacel’s website.


  • 6 or 8 hanks of HiKoo® CoBaSi, depending on size choice
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 24″ circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size F crochet hook (surprise, it’s not a provisional cast-on)
  • Stitch markers


  • 23 sts and 31 rows = 4” in stockinette, unblocked

Clue #1 – April 7th

Clue #2 – April 14th

Message from Knit Purl Hunter Clue 2

Clue #3 – April 21st

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)*

(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