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.


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. With just the right amount of squish, this cozy cowl is the perfect accessory for keeping nice and warm.

A simple hat that is quick and fun to knit, the Sophie Lowe Beanie is a great beginner brioche project. The pattern provides clear instructions for all brioche techniques used, and the brioche decreases used in the crown shaping add a subtle yet interesting design element. Adding to the luxuriousness is the mohair held double with the fingering weight yarn—talk about some serious fluff-factor!

Lady of Rohan is a simple, elegant rectangular shawl knitted on the bias to create a large chevron. The lightweight, airy nature of the fabric makes it perfect for keeping the chill off on cool summer evenings, but it will also keep you warm during the chillier months of spring and autumn.



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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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