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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. Rita
    February 13, 2022 @ 9:10 am

    I am learning cable and chose AntlerToque Hat, I am understanding the cable stitch however I am trying to understand reading the pattern. The top have is written and bottom half chart. I usually knit from a written pattern, my question is the set up round is written as
    [k16,p3(5,3,5). is the 5,3,5 the hat size chosen? there and throughout pattern?
    Thank you

  2. Denise
    February 3, 2022 @ 6:55 am

    Gorgeous patterns and wonderful tutorial.

  3. Jeni
    February 3, 2022 @ 6:48 am

    I love ❤️ cables your directions were perfect I have made some gorgeous sweaters all sizes and all different cables I would love to see a sweater for a boy up to 2 years it’s hard to find patterns for boys in baby yarn 🧶 a 2 or 3 weight thank you

  4. Alice Castro
    January 2, 2022 @ 3:27 pm

    I am not sure how to move on in the antler mittens. Can you explain if the hand section for all
    Sizes is a total of 28 rows using the chart for child

    • Emily Wessel
      January 3, 2022 @ 2:20 pm

      This is a bit of a complex question, can you send us an email at explaining the pattern and size you’re trying to knit, and specifically what your question is? We handle pattern support questions by email.

  5. Next Stitches | Tin Can Knits
    September 10, 2020 @ 6:00 am

    […] own colourwork yoke, check out our Strange Brew series here. Is it a new technique you desire? Learn to cable here and get started on a Northward hat or an Antler […]

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    […] Want to knit this pattern, but are a bit intimidated by cables?  We have a great tutorial that will teach you all you need to know HERE. […]

  7. Mary Boone
    January 30, 2020 @ 9:24 am

    I’m trying to knit a cable 9 BF and I’m confused! Help!

    • alexaludeman
      February 4, 2020 @ 12:29 pm

      Hi Mary – Hmmm, have you checked the key and abbreviations section? I’m not familiar with that abbreviation

  8. Quick Hats! | Tin Can Knits
    December 13, 2019 @ 3:24 pm

    […] free pattern and a great introduction to cables if you haven’t tried them yet (and there is a cable tutorial here to help you […]

  9. Sheila
    October 29, 2019 @ 3:48 pm

    I don’t understand what ‘c4bdec’ and ‘c4fdec’ in the “Antler Toque” pattern mean. Are the decreases done in the k2tog and ssk only or are decreases being done within the cable itself?

    • alexaludeman
      October 30, 2019 @ 8:35 pm

      Hi Sheila – the decreases are within the cable itself. Instructions for those sts are in the abbreviations section of the pattern.

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  13. Let’s Knit an Antler Toque | Tin Can Knits
    February 9, 2017 @ 12:43 pm

    […] cabled before? No problem! Check out our full cable tutorial here. For the child size, I am working rounds 1-6 of the chart a total of 6 […]

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    January 19, 2016 @ 6:15 am

    […] you be learning fair-isle, casting on your first cable project, or learning to read a chart?  It doesn’t matter what your own ambition is, we (and the lovely […]

  15. Sea Inspired Socks | Tin Can Knits
    December 15, 2015 @ 12:03 am

    […] Knit Socks’. But maybe you’re looking to expand your skills, learn to read knitting charts, or learning to cable? We’ve got these tutorials, and an extensive list of resources on our HELP! […]

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    December 14, 2015 @ 12:01 am

    […] Gauge: 18 sts & 24 rounds / 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needles Helpful Tutorials: how to cable, let’s knit a […]

  17. Focus on FREE | Tin Can Knits
    July 2, 2015 @ 5:50 am

    […] Cables aren’t as hard as you think.  As the game of thrones enthusiasts love to say: “Winter Is Coming” (of course it does every year), so cast on for a cushy cabled hat today!  If it’s your first time, check out our tutorial on how to cable. […]

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    June 30, 2015 @ 10:21 am

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