Gardener's Prayer Handwarmers by yamagara

Gardener's Prayer Handwarmers

November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
25.5 stitches and 26.5 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork chart
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
175 - 208 yards (160 - 190 m)
1, 2, 3
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Handwarmers with colour gradient and embroidered stitches. Designed as a set with Gardener’s Prayer Hat.

Both designs are designed with Nutiden, unspun pre-yarns by Höner och Eir. The colours, texture and structure of the yarn are fascinating to me. As I studied and experimented with the yarn, I became interested in creating colour gradient and using embroidery to feature the beauty of the yarn.

The inspiration for Gardener’s Prayer came from my plants. They are the first things I take care of every morning after waking up. Praying for people and things you care for bring a deeper relationship with them, and a sense of peace.

I hope you will find joy and peace making and wearing Gardener’s Prayer.


1, 2, 3
To fit circumference around palm
18-19 cm / 7-7½ ” , 19.5-20.5 / 7¾-8 ” , 21-22 / 8¼-8¾ ”


Höner och Eir ​Nutiden (100% Swedish wool, single ply pre-yarn)

Yarn is held single. Approximately 32 (35, 38) g in total weight for a pair of handwarmers;
160 (175, 190) m / 175 ( 190 , 210) yards.

Please note that yardage is an estimation and may vary according to the yarn you use.

The sample uses 4 colourways: Pheasant as MC, Mallow as CC1, Olivetti as CC2, Elder Pear as CC3.
CC2 and CC3 are different shades of green. CC2 is slightly darker than CC3. These 2 shades of green create a gradient.

It is a good idea to consider two colourways that will create a gradient when choosing CC2 and CC3. If you do not wish to create a gradient, you can use the same colourway for CC2 and CC3. In this case, you will use only 3 colourways.


One set of 3 mm / US 2½ dpns or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.


1 stitch marker, 1 removable stitch marker, tapestry needle, waste yarn for making afterthought thumb (preferably of the same yarn weight, smooth and will not felt with your working yarn)

GAUGE (after blocking)

25.5 sts and 26.5 rows = 10 cm / 4” in colourwork chart with 3 mm / US 2½ dpns, worked in the round.