Hi again Galaxycraft...thank you so much for the information you posted. The knitted shawl on Ravelry was small too, and she added several extra rows for the border. I don't think I will be happy with that look. Therefore, I will just keep knitting until I get the length I want and may, or may not, add a border. Thanks again for being so helpful.
Thank goodness it is a free pattern, if I had to pay for it and then "fudge" it, I would be a very unhappy camper.
I hope you can accomplish it to the point it is acceptable.