In the “Land of the Midnight Sun”, the sun is ever-present for a time
in summer and then it all but disappears in the winter. During the times
in-between, it sits at different points near the horizon, throwing
colors of many hues across the sky.
Ilga Leja's Midnight Sun leg warmers play with the
colors of the sun against a neutral sky. Some of the colors are
fanciful; some are true. This stash-busting project requires a
substantial quantity only for the background. Even that can change along
the length of each leg warmer.
Each “sun” - or row of “suns” - can be a different color. Or choose a
single color for the background and a single color for the “suns” and
create a polka-dot version.
The sample pictured is knit with Fleece Artist
Woolie Silk 3 Ply, 65% wool, 35% silk, (230 m./252 yds. per 100 g.
skein), Main Color: Pewter, Contrasting Colors: Various—knitter’s
choice, size Small/Medium.
Size: Small/Medium, Large/Extra
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Double knitting or light worsted weight
Needles: 3.5 mm. (US 4) dp needles, set of 4 or 5 and
4.5 mm. (US 7) circular needle, 40 cm./16 in. long or set of dp needles
Gauge: 24 sts and 25 rnds = 10 cm./4 in. square in two
color Pattern Stitch