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Emily Wessel

Hello - I'm from Vancouver Island, Canada, but I live and work in Edinburgh, Scotland. I am co-founder and designer at Tin Can Knits - www.tincanknits.com

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  1. Pocket Power! How to Add Pockets to Any Sweater You Like | Tin Can Knits
    July 15, 2021 @ 6:00 am

    […] If you’ve knit a sweater or cardigan and want to add pockets after the fact, you have a couple options. One nice, clean method is to mark the pocket locations with pins or locking stitch markers, pick up and work patch pockets in rows, and then bind off and sew the edges down. We use this option in the Gramps cardigan, and you can see all the details of the process in our Gramps Tutorial. […]

  2. Emily
    July 14, 2021 @ 1:11 pm

    Hi, I’m wondering how you determine where to put the elbow patches on the sleeves? I’m making this sweater for a baby that hasn’t arrived yet and I’m not sure of the placement. Thanks! :)

    • Emily Wessel
      July 19, 2021 @ 1:39 am

      I would put them about half way between the cuff and the underarm, on the outside of the arm.

  3. Garceau
    February 28, 2018 @ 8:42 am

    How can I have pattern of this Gramps baby cardigan?

  4. The year for a year-long knit-along | Coffee Tea Knits
    January 30, 2018 @ 2:20 pm

    […] cardigan. I learnt how to knit a hood, add patch pockets (I found Susan B Anderson’s and Tin Can Knits tutorial helpful), and make a crochet chain button loop (many tutorials on YouTube). I also hand […]

  5. Sweater Techniques Series – Gramps Baby Cardigan – 5 / 6 : Shawl Collar and Button Band | Tin Can Knits
    November 15, 2016 @ 2:13 pm

    […] 6/6 Finishing Touches: Working Patch Pockets – Picking up stitches in the middle of knitted fabric, seaming, elbow patches […]

  6. Sweater Techniques Series – Gramps Baby Cardigan – 4 / 6 : Top-Down Sweater Construction – Body and Arms | Tin Can Knits
    November 15, 2016 @ 2:12 pm

    […] 6/6 Finishing Touches: Working Patch Pockets – Picking up stitches in the middle of knitted fabric, seaming, elbow patches […]

  7. Sweater Techniques Series – Gramps Baby Cardigan – 3 / 6 : Top-Down Sweater Construction | Tin Can Knits
    August 18, 2015 @ 2:53 pm

    […] 6/6 Finishing Touches: Working Patch Pockets – Picking up stitches in the middle of knitted fabric, seaming, elbow patches […]

  8. Sweater Techniques Series – Gramps Baby Cardigan – 2 / 6 : Beginning a Knitting Project | Tin Can Knits
    August 18, 2015 @ 1:42 pm

    […] 6/6 Finishing Touches: Working Patch Pockets – Picking up stitches in the middle of knitted fabric, seaming, elbow patches […]

  9. thebritbibliomaniac
    December 12, 2014 @ 7:29 am

    this is awesome thank you…..
    When you tell us to pick up the stitches for the pocket you say to go from RS to WS then back to WS? I couldn’t quite figure that out if it is not a typo can you do a more in-depth post on it?

  10. Betty Odland
    October 6, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

    What a treat for sore eyes – the idea, the patterns layout, the detail – It left every question answered… Thank you sooooo much!

  11. kim
    January 6, 2014 @ 7:57 am

    thank you for such fantastic help!!!!
    :)

  12. The Modern Home Economist
    April 18, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    What a great tutorial. I think this sweater is so cute! I love it and smile eveytime I read your updates on it.