Monday, June 13, 2016
Ivory Angel - The finale!
Folks who follow this blog will probably be as relieved as I am to see this day arrive: the Ivory Angel stocking is finished!
The area behind the name was stitched in basketweave with Vineyard Silk Classic Natural, with the name stitched with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid 002V. On top of the basketweave, another border of slanted Gobelin stitches, braided knitting and slanted Gobelin stitches was added to mirror the border at the edge of the cuff.
When I marked the area for the cuff, I had added three additional rows to give the finisher more flexibility turning the top over. I checked with Mary Agnes Rhudy Cussen at Needle Nicely in Vero Beach, Florida, to see how those last few rows shoulld be stitched. She advised a row of tent stitches abutting the last row to maintain the integrity of the outside slanted Gobelin stitches, so that's what I did.
This is my fourth stocking finish in 18 months--not a feat I care to repeat anytime soon! But to paraphrase Kermit the Frog in the song The Rainbow Connection, "I did just what I set out to do!"