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Here is what is happening at the Asylum!

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2535-A Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37043      931-919-k1p1 (5171)
Visiting Hours
Monday - Closed
Tuesday through Thursday - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday - 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Spring is here!  It is my favorite season.  A time for new growth, renewal and changes.  And that is what we are seeing at Yarn Asylum too!

Our new website will be up and operational very shortly.  I am very excited about this news.  It is long overdue and I think it will be a huge resource for everyone.  We will have a section to highlight new products, a gallery of pictures, class schedules and much, much more.

I am also working on a permanent and active blog for Yarn Asylum.  Between the blog and the website, the direction of our newsletter will change.  More about that later.

The cubes, pegs and shelves are packed with new yarns for Spring and Summer projects.  Come by soon and see what is new!  Check out the details for our Easter Sale too!

I hope everyone has a blessed Easter!

Until next time...

            ~ Penny
Now is a great time to stock up on yarn for your
Spring and Summer projects.  
Come in on Friday and Saturday - April 3rd & 4th.
Pick an egg from our Easter basket.  
Open it for a special discount on your entire purchase.
Discount can even be used on Sale and Clearance items!
(Loyalty cards will not be stamped during this promotion.)
Santorini 
New yarn from Classic Elite.  
This ribbon yarn is a rayon/cotton blend that comes works up beautifully for warm weather projects.
The drop stitch scarf is knitted using the Naushon pattern included in the Along the Shore pattern book.  The pattern is also available for purchase individually through Ravelry's instore pattern sales.
April Classes


Yarn Asylum is pleased to offer our April lineup of Knitting and Crochet classes.

Class Policies:

Registration is highly recommended for all classes.  Class sizes are limited and we want to make sure there is space for you.  If a class fills up,  we will schedule another as soon as possible.

Payment for classes is due at the time of registration. Refunds will only be issued in the event a class is cancelled.  If you are unable to attend a class that you have registered and paid for, your registration fee can be transferred to another class held in the future.  (This option is only valid with 2 days notice before the class.)

We ask that you purchase your yarn for all classes at Yarn Asylum.  If you have any questions about weights or quantities, please feel free to ask us.  
We carry a wide variety of yarns for all budget levels that are appropriate for classes offered.  
 

Knitting 101 – 2 Sessions - Beginner
This class is for the absolute beginner who would like to start with a easy project. This is also a perfect class for someone who would like to brush up on their fundamental knitting skills.

Project:  Dishcloth

Techniques:  Students will learn the long tail cast on, knit & purl stitches and then learn to bind off.  These techniques are the building blocks for all knitting projects.

Skills Necessary:  A desire to learn something new!

Pattern:  Copycat Dishcloth  
A copy will be provided to all students.


Supplies Needed:  

Washcloth:
1 skein Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
Size 8 knitting needles
Darning/Tapestry Needle

Cost:  $25 for two 2-hour sessions

Date & Times:
Friday April 10th & 17th - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 
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Socks - Toe Up - 2 At A Time – 3 Sessions - Intermediate
 

This method of knitting socks will cure the affliction known as SSS - Second Sock Syndrome. If you make them both at the same time, there is no need to worry about when the second one will get finished!
 

Techniques: Students will be taught how to knit socks two at a time and toe up with worsted weight yarn using Judy's Magic Cast On, Magic Loop Techniques, increases (M1R & M1L) and a stretchy bind off. At the end of the class, you will have completed both socks!
 

Skills required: This is an intermediate class - students should be familiar with knit and purl stitches.
 

Pattern: Knit Freedom - Toe Up for Worsted Weight Socks. A copy will be provided to all students
 

Supplies Needed:
180 yards of worsted weight yarn - in two balls
Size 7 circular needles with a 40" or 47" cable
Stitch markers
Darning/tapestry needle

 

Cost: $45 for three 2-hour sessions
 

Dates and Times:
April 15, 22 & 29 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm



 

Crochet Classes

 
 

Crochet 101 - Beginner
 

This class is for the absolute beginner who would like to learn basic crochet skills and terminology.
 

Project: A crocheted dish/wash cloth
 

Techniques: Students will learn single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, foundation chain, front loop/back loop and practice reading a pattern.
 

Skills Necessary: Just a desire to learn something new!
 

Pattern: Easy Crochet Dishcloth by Cheri Mancini - a copy will be provided to all students.
 

Supplies Needed: 
one ball of cotton yarn
Crochet hook - size H
Darning/tapestry Needle

 

Cost: $25.00 for 2 two hour sessions
 

Dates and Times:
April 18 & 25 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 

Yarn Asylum Group Therapy


If you are seeking a fun, friendly spot to hang out and knit or crochet - Yarn Asylum Group Therapy is just what the Doctor ordered!

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!

Group Therapy meets each Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm.  

Remember that the table at the 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 having a momentary Ravelry withdrawal.   

Yarn Asylum is happy to announce that we are now able to provide you with in store pattern sales from Ravelry!  If there is a pattern that you must have, you can purchase it at Yarn Asylum and it will be delivered right into your personal library.  

Perfect for when you are visiting the Asylum and need a quick fix from our favorite website!

Some of the ones we like this month:

Spring Collection
Spring Breeze Pullover
Spring Baby Cardi
Spring is Here! Infinity Scarf - Crochet
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