Periodic postings of my liturgical stoles, thoughts about my knitting life, and posts from my occasional travels!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Piping and finishing
I love to use striped ties as piping. Striped ties are obviously neckties and difficult to use in the main body of the garment--they scream "This stole is made from ties!" I prefer my work to be more subtle in that you have to get up very close before it's obvious that the stole is made from ties. In piping however, striped ties shine. These are the striped ties that came in this collection:
And the jumble of piping I created from the three ties:
Piping is a lovely way to finish the edges.
Once I applied the piping, all that was left was to stitch the lining and presto, the stole is finished!