I finished up the top border yesterday. I used a second circular to pick up the bottom edge of the top band before knitting them together and binding off. In this way I was sure I had the right number of stitches picked up evenly along the bottom edge. It was really tight but I did eventually get it done. After that it wasn’t long before the i-cord handles were finished so it’s all ready for felting today. I used only a single black skein of yarn so if you plan to knit this you may not need two of them. I did use every last bit of that one skein with not even a few inches left over.