This design is the first that I ever designed that had a single stitch all over the center of the shawl, and a second one used as an edging. Before this I always used at least two or three stitches in the center, sometimes more. I think this single stitch thing worked out well here.
The center panel and border of this design are both started with a provisional cast-on. The border is attached to the center panel as it is knit. The last ten border stitches are grafted to the first ten border stitches to finish the shawl. The border naturally folds over a bit at the neck when worn, like a lacy collar.