...sucks out loud so far.
For the triangular shawl I just completed I chose a border from Victorian Lace Today. It's 25 stitches and a 14 row repeat. The border is joined to the center at the beginning of every even row. I got about seven rows into the first repeat (each repeat is 14 rows) and was REALLY not impressed with how the joins looked. Not to mention how terribly cumbersome the process is. The book is great, and the patterns are gorgeous, but after that brief experience, I'll likely not be doing many of the patterns from it.
My other option was a border from Knitted Lace of Estonia where the stitches are picked up around the edge and knit. That seems a bit more feasable, and I'll certainly give it a try. I wonder if I can modify the other border to be knit this way....hmmm....must do some homework before I proceed.
The third option which I IMMEDIATELY threw out was knitting the border and then grafting it to the center piece with kitchener stitch. I think not!
Anyway, does anyone have any tips, tricks, and secrets they can share on how to do this? Anything to make it easier? Less frustrating? Less cumbersome?