I'm Ethan, and I love helping you create knitwear you can't stop wearing. I also geek out whenever it comes to anything Tolkien related and dream about the day I can return to my Midwest roots.

Refracted Light Knits patterns help you create one-of-a-kind knitted heirlooms.


The first ever Refracted Light Knits pattern and still the most popular to date, this simple yet interesting cowl pattern features a beautiful mock honeycomb stitch. The stitch pattern is quite easy yet interesting to knit and produces a lovely texture on both the right and wrong sides, making this a suitable project for beginning knitters as well as a fun project for those with more experience. 

Bias knitting provides the perfect blend of simplicity and engaging knitting, while an easily memorizable two-row repeat is simple enough for mindless knitting and engaging enough to keep your needles moving. The eyelet moss stitch also creates a lovely open texture without being too hole-y while also being the perfect stitch pattern for blending subtle fades. With instructions for a large and small shawl as well as a scarf version, Arda is sure to become a staple of your wardrobe, whichever size you choose to knit.

The Refracted Sweater was my first sweater pattern. It is a comfy cropped pullover with a striking slipped stitch pattern and plenty of positive ease. It looks great in both long and short sleeved versions and knits up quickly because of the relaxed gauge and engaging stitch pattern.



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What makes Refracted Light Knits patterns so great? Glad you asked! While I will be the first to tell you that I still have a lot to learn when it comes to knitting, one of the things I have learned in my years as a knitter is the importance of customizability. So while all my patterns have clearly written instructions that will give you a finished project exactly like the sample, most of my patterns also provide tips and suggestions for modifications, so you can end up with a piece of knitwear that is exactly the way you want it.

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