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Emily Wessel

Hi! I’m Emily Wessel, I design fun-to-knit patterns and helpful technique tutorials. I live in Edinburgh, Scotland with my husband and two kids, where I like to run, knit, learn languages, and hang out with friends. I am co-founder and designer at Tin Can Knits -


  1. Jillan
    October 6, 2008 @ 4:49 pm

    Hi there! Why don’t you check the pet section of your local supermarket for a doggie comb or brush. The dog combs have metal teeth and the brushes has tiny thin teeth like carders. Use the combs for combing or the brush for flicking ends. This gives you two very inexpensive tools, and two different types of prep.Both work very well. These are what I mainly use even though I have hand carders.

  2. Annie
    October 6, 2008 @ 9:21 am

    I started out with Dog brushes for flicking out wool against a piece of denim or leather on my leg. It was crude – but effective ;-)

    It looks like you did a decent job in cleaning the fleece though. That’s usually one of the hardest parts – making sure you don’t felt it before you’ve gotten to comb it out.