I love seeing a project come together!! Last week we made our swatches to assure our gauge was correct, joined the first row without any twists (hopefully) and worked on the first few rounds of our Sabrina Tunic!! Like I said last week… Those first few rows are the hardest part… So now we are ready to kick into gear and get our Yoke made!!
Since the Sabrina Tunic is made in one piece from the top down, this project will start shaping up quickly and we will see a hint of how it will look by the time our Yoke is complete. I love working with Vanna’s Glamour Yarn… The small amount of shimmer and sparkle will make this a perfect piece to wear this fall, and the nice bounce the yarn provides is also going to make the garment fit nicely. It’s still not too late to join us and make a Sabrina Tunic for yourself. You can even have the yarn shipped right to your doorstep… Click here to view and order your yarn kit!! If you are ready… Let’s get our hooks and get the party started!!
Here are a few tips to help you with this section…
- Be patient. Once you complete a few rounds the weight of the piece will make it much easier to see your stitching pattern.
- Make notes on your pattern any type you like; I circled the stitch count for my size in each round.
- Count your stitches at the end of every row and make sure they match what the pattern indicates.
- Crochet in good light, this will help you avoid any frustration that may happen when you use the smaller hooks and yarn.
- Make sure to use the Stitch Markers when called for. This will pay off later!
Most of all – Have fun!! Remember this is going to be a great accomplishment and you will love your finished garment when it’s done!!
When I first started the Yoke, I thought it was going to take a lot of work just to get to round 44 (the bottom of the Yoke), I was a little nervous!! Once I got going and began working on some of rounds that had decorative stitching I started to get excited about how my tunic was looking. Rounds 11-13 were very interesting and fun – You will be carrying two colors of yarn around the row working with one color at a time (see photo below).
If you haven’t joined our Ravelry Group, make sure to stop by and check it out!! We are having a lot of fun and helping each other with any questions that may come up.
Keep up the good work!! Happy Crocheting!!!
***About Elena Ramshaw Hunt:I’m an avid crocheter and yarn-a-holic! My Grandmother taught me the art of crochet when I was 10 and as a young woman the bug really caught me. With 40 years of crochet experience, I have taught and shared my love of crochet to many people in my community and in 2013 I began Beatrice Ryan Designs (named after my grandmother) where I design free crochet patterns including my Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series that is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness.I live in a small Northern California mountain community. I have 3 grown children and 2 beautiful Grandchildren! I work full-time as an Administrative Assistant for a Forest Products Company and I love to spend my time with my family, crocheting and gardening.