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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. Scottish Delicacies | Tin Can Knits
    April 2, 2020 @ 2:20 am

    […] We will be featuring a lot more local dyers and yarnies in the next month, as we prepare to launch Handmade in the UK, a collection of lace designs knit in yarns by UK indie dyers and […]

  2. Knitting in Ireland | Tin Can Knits
    August 11, 2017 @ 2:42 pm

    […] Next was a dyer I hadn’t heard of before : Coolree yarns. The shop gal told me the dyer is a 25-year-old local gentleman who has only been in business for a few months but is already producing pretty amazing colourways. I picked a sock yarn in ‘Midnight Blue’ that came complete with a lovely hand-written tag. The buttery soft yarn is 50% silk, 50% superwash wool, and is destined to be knit into one of the designs from our upcoming lace collection Handmade in the UK. […]

  3. SPRING and New Things | Tin Can Knits
    November 18, 2014 @ 9:51 am

    […] A New Lace Collection: Handmade in the UK […]

  4. Angela
    August 22, 2014 @ 7:52 am

    Absolutely lovely knitting materials!

  5. 60 second Yarn Interview: Tin Can Knits | Edinburgh Yarn Festival
    January 25, 2013 @ 1:59 am

    […] Miles of lace – for my upcoming collection Handmade in the UK – more info here: Alexa: Sweaters for my little munchkins, and new designs of […]

  6. Dulcy
    May 9, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    Beautiful teasers! Can’t wait to see the finished product and all of the lovely lace patterns!

    • emilywessel
      May 9, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

      Glad you are as excited as I am! That’s why I do it!

  7. Penny McKnitterson
    April 28, 2012 @ 6:06 am

    Wow, congratulations on the book! You are so lucky to get to work with such beautiful yarn! Not to mention getting to live and work in Scotland. Good luck – and I hope you don’t take up smoking! : )

    • emilywessel
      April 28, 2012 @ 9:07 am

      Thanks Penny – I’d say congratulations will be in order when the book is complete! I do feel very lucky, and living in Edinburgh is amazing. I hope that it will be my home long-term.