Hi friends! My name is Melanie Asato, I'm the owner and dyer of Big Little Yarn Co. This company was started in July 2020 during the height of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Stuck at home with a whole lot of time on my hands, I began to pour all of my energy into creating different colorways and honing my skills as a yarn dyer.
I have loved yarn and all things fiber since I first learned to knit in the summer of 2012. My ultimate dream since I first discovered knitting was to be able to touch yarn everyday for a living. I'm happy to say, with the birth of Big Little Yarn Co. and with all your love and support, that I'm able to live out my dream!
I was born and raised in Southern California, but am currently working and operating out of my studio in Hyogo, Japan. Being Japanese American, both America and Japan hold a special place in my heart. This is a common theme that you'll see in my work, and I hope I can share a little bit of my culture with you all through my yarn!
Each colorway I create is made with lots of love and care, and I hope that those feelings will pass on to you and the projects you create!
Feel free to take your time here, and I hope you find some yarn that will help you make something cozy for yourself or for someone you love!Come along with me on my journey here: