Emily Greene

knits

refract


Refract offers two starting points for the exploration of fabric and geometry. Working the oversized scarf version in quick-knitting Quarry results in a beautifully light and airy fabric; the reversible lace motif is reflected down the center of the scarf to produce a striking symmetrical composition. Working the wrap version in polished Arbor results in sleek and springy drape; four columns of the reversible motif highlight its crisp stitch pattern transitions. Simple double moss and garter stitch edge treatments keep the selvedges of both versions clean without detracting from the main body’s bouncing rays of texture.


FINISHED DIMENSIONS 
DK Version: 20½” [52 cm] wide; 78½” [199.5 cm] long

Chunky Version: 16½” [42 cm] wide; 77½” [197 cm] long

MATERIALS 
DK Version: 1,580 total yards of DK weight wool yarn
11 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Vintner

Chunky Version: 777 total yards of chunky weight wool yarn
4 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 200 yards/100 grams)
Photographed in color Serpentine

GAUGE 
DK Version: 20 stitches x 34 rows = 4″ in Double Moss Stitch, after blocking
One 48-stitch and 46-row motif from Chart B measures 9½” wide and 5½” long, after blocking

Chunky Version: 13 stitches x 22 rows = 4″ in Double Moss Stitch, after blocking
One 48-stitch and 46-row motif from Chart B measures 14¾” wide and 8¾” long, after blocking

SUGGESTED NEEDLES 
DK Version:
One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Chunky Version:
One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

DIFFICULTY 
Adventurous Intermediate: Skills required include knitting lace, reading charts, and working from multiple charts simultaneously.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES 
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Wet Blocking (Blocking Wire Method)

PATTERN STYLE 
Instructions for lace stitch patterns are provided in charted form only.


REFRACT was originally published in Brooklyn Tweed’s Holiday ‘18 collection.
Photographs by Jared Flood, courtesy of Brooklyn Tweed.
For more information, visit
brooklyntweed.com.