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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. Deborah Henderson
    December 20, 2020 @ 12:03 pm

    My instructions are *sl2k, k14,k2tog* 3 times. This is suppose to decrease 8 stitches but my calculations are 9 stitches. Help!

    • Emily Wessel
      December 21, 2020 @ 4:59 am

      Hi I’m not sure the pattern you’re working on, but if you’re only meant to decrease 8 sts, you could just skip the last k2tog and thus will only decrease 8 sts, and then continue the pattern from there? ~ Em

  2. decrease methods « Eyrie crochet
    November 3, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

    […] Like this person, I also decided to do a decrease swatch, to match the increase one I did a few days […]

  3. Liz
    October 2, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

    When you SSK, slip the first knitwise, then slip the second purlwise, they’ll lay flat like the k2tog.

  4. indigorchid
    June 2, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

    What a great resource, I’m bookmarking this one! Thank you!

    What did you do for the top decrease though, where it’s kind of sunken? That could have a nice effect I think, for certain projects.

  5. Beth
    April 1, 2009 @ 9:29 am

    Great idea to study decreases like that. I tend to just follow a pattern. Understanding it thoroughly would be much better!