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Begonia shawl, i can't believe it's free!!
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Aug 24, 2013 04:24:34   #
crochet_away
 
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/begonia-swirl
 
Aug 24, 2013 04:30:59   #
shel01
 
Beautiful, another one on my 'I want to do' list
Aug 24, 2013 04:33:59   #
user64822
 
shel01 wrote:
Beautiful, another one on my 'I want to do' list


Stunning, it's another on my "I wish I was clever enough to do" list!!
Aug 24, 2013 04:43:48   #
kiwiannie
 
Thankyou,that's a beautiful shawl. :thumbup: :thumbup:
Aug 24, 2013 06:24:47   #
missmolly (a regular here)
 
Gorgeous pattern :thumbup: :thumbup:
Aug 24, 2013 06:28:20   #
Charliedoodle
 
crochet_away wrote:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/begonia-swirl


Beautiful shawl. Thank you. Future project.
 
Aug 24, 2013 06:43:44   #
crochet_away
 
i noticed it on my facebook page this morning and it's just gorgeous, i had to share..
Aug 24, 2013 08:43:10   #
Lynney
 
Thank you for this gorgeous pattern. Another on the "to do list"
Aug 24, 2013 09:34:36   #
purl2diva
 
That is really beautiful. Thanks for the link.
Aug 24, 2013 09:56:42   #
HalloweenCat
 
Great find! Thank you for sharing :)
Aug 24, 2013 10:30:20   #
Fialka
 
Thank you very much ! I love it and will definetely knit !
 
Aug 24, 2013 10:41:43   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
thank you, put it in the library!
Aug 24, 2013 11:56:39   #
Lolly12 (a regular here)
 
That is absolutely stunning :D :D
Aug 24, 2013 20:49:58   #
Toby
 
Thank you so much for posting this link. Last night(with no small degree of guilty feelings), I ordered some Fyberspates lace yarn, a combination of Blue Faced Leicester and silk. I say "with guilt" because I had no idea what I was going to use it for and I already have a fairly large stash of lace yarn. You have solved my dilemma! No more guilt!!! Can't wait for the yarn to come and get started on the Begonia Swirl.
Aug 24, 2013 20:55:52   #
standsalonewolf
 
many of us want that
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