Yesterday I thought it might be a good idea to post a schematic of the Princess, so anyone reading has an idea of how this thing is constructed. Since there isn’t a diagram in the instructions themselves, it might be useful for us, as well.
The project starts with the peaked Edging, which is cast on (or not) at A, and is worked as a long strip to A'. Then the Edging stitches are put on a holder of some kind until needed. Stitches to work the Border are knitted up along the Edging’s straight edge, and the Border is worked as indicated by the arrows, in a rectangular shape. The thick lines at the top of the Border, labeled B, represent a unique lace pattern which serves as a strong visual break, and also reduces the stitch count -- helping to shape the Border into the curved shape.
The triangular Centre is started at its lowest point, labeled C, and works up, increasing in size as it goes. It is also attached to the Border as it is worked. Then the Edging stitches are returned to the needle at A', and the Edging works across the top of the shawl. Finally, the Edging stitches are grafted to their cast-on stitches at A.
It should be noted that I created this diagram with the drawing tools in MSWord. My drawing skills are not wonderful; some of the geometry is not completely correct. However, it represents what we are making fairly well.
I see you're up to 20 repeats. I've done a bit of thinking about the knit-up ratio for the border, and after doing the math, sent the numbers off to Mar. She used to edit patterns, so I figure she's a good person to check the accuracy of the numbers. I haven't heard back from her as she's closing a job contract but I hope she'll get to it over the weekend.
Don't worry, we both have lots of edging repeats to knit yet!