Far North

Midnight Sun


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 colours of many hues across the sky.

The “Midnight Sun” leg warmers play with the colours of the sun against a neutral sky. Some of the colours 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 colour. Or choose a single colour for the background and a single colour 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 Colour: Pewter, Contrasting Colours: Various—knitter’s choice, size Small/Medium.




Size: Small/Medium, Large/Extra Large
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Double knitting or light worsted weight yarn in the following amounts:
385 m./420 yds. (520 m./570 yds.) of Main Colour and total of 280 m./306 yds. (374 m./409 yds.) in ContrastColours (CC)—Various
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 colour Pattern Stitch

Pattern Price: $8.00 CAD

Purchase Pattern: $8.00 CAD