I like the knitted on borders, too. Sharon Miller and Elizabeth Lovick both have lace knitting books with those kinds of borders in them. Once you grasp the idea, you can mix and match and come up with borders of your own. Then you have to do the math and figure out how your design will fit onto the garment. That's where I get lost!!! The MATH!
Lilyanna's border was extraordinary, but I like the other knitted on borders that Dee O'Keefe has used, too.
I could sit and look at Nancy Bush's book on Estonian lace for hours. One of these days I'm going to get brave and knit a shawl with nupps in it.