the wedding wrap

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog post the other day! With your help I finally decided on a pattern: I’m going to use my own Dancing Hearts Wrap pattern to make the wedding poncho, using this lovely WolCafe yarn!


I know the pattern isn’t technically a poncho, but because it’s made up of motifs, I can easily transform it into basically any shape I want.

So, I grabbed a 6mm hook (intentionally larger than the pattern or the yarn calls for – I did this to help with the splittyness of the yarn, and to yield larger motifs, making the final garment drape better), and began making my flowers! I decided to just make a big stack of them, and then piece together a shape afterwards, instead of planning the shape beforehand. I started working from the center of the skein, so the colours go from brown to orange to red.

One flower…


… quickly became two.


They doubled…


… and soon I was looking at flower mitosis!




I love the subtle gradient that runs through the flowers!

Here you can see I’m already getting into the red part of the yarn; there are a couple of red strands already weaving their way into the flower.


Right now I have about 15 flowers, and I’m halfway through the yarn. I hope I have enough flowers to create a poncho shape, but if that won’t work I’m just as happy turning the flowers into a nice wrap!



One flower takes me about 15, 30 minutes to make, and I’m confident I’ll be able to finish this before the wedding, which is in 7 days. I think I’ll join the flowers with a nice brown yarn, or maybe orange…
I’m also planning to DIY another part of my outfit – if I finish it in time I’ll definitely show you the how-to on my blog as well! But we’ll see; I’m usually a bit ambitious when it comes to deadlines ;)

Have a great weekend!


ps I’ll post the winner of last week’s giveaway later today; stay tuned! :)

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  1. Allo….
    This will be a very lovely poncho….the colour is very nice , soft and discret….
    Maria Rosalia

  2. I do believe it is going to look beautiful. Can hardly wait to see the end result.

  3. Beautiful yarn, color

  4. Just Beautiful !!
    And yessss Congratulations!!

  5. Oooo that is coming along very nicely indeed! The colours are so rich…Chrissie x

  6. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I think it’s going to be gorgeous

  8. I can’t wait to see the finished product!!

  9. i love the colours of this yarn. cannot wait to see the finished product :-)

  10. Ooh…looking forward to seeing the finished item :-)
    Tracey xx

  11. It is going to be lovely!

  12. Ooh, I can’t wait for finish product or tutorial. :)