AVR ASM array question

I wrote a small ASM program that works fine. The only problem I have with it is that the array I made:

Table1: .BYTE 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

can not have more than 8 elements or the compiler crashes. I tried to make it .2BYTE but that does not work either. I am kind of stumpted.. any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

which assembler?

I am compiling it directly from Arduino. So the one that is implicit in Arduino