my honeybee stole center join works?

I am knitting the honeybee stole which can be found at knitspot.com. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful and clever design by Anne Hanson, and probably the most ambitious lace I’ve knitted so far. Pattern calls for provisional cast on at center back, knit down to edging, cast off, pick up prov cast on stitches, start with wrong side row 2. Anne has suggestions for a pretty join on her website.

I always have to do things my own way, and I tried something different. I knit row 1 again, which makes the faggotting in the edging come out right, and allowed me to do a spit roll (there must be a more appealing term for that) join with the cast on tail, (nothing to weave in later), incorporated Anne’s suggestion to pick up the bar between stitches in the ctr of the yo motif, and add another decrease. my sequence for the pertinent part of the row was k2tog, yo, pickup bar and knit, yo, slip one as if to knit, slip 2 as if to purl, put left needle in the backs and knit the three together.

Can you tell from these pics whether or not that’s a good idea? I haven’t decided yet.
I am using jaggerspun zephyr in color curry, and addi lace circ size 3.

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