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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. Cable Me Gently : baby booties | Tin Can Knits
    April 2, 2020 @ 2:24 am

    […] Get 20% off this pattern until the end of May!  Details here […]

  2. Yarn + Collaborative Design Contest | Tin Can Knits
    April 2, 2020 @ 2:24 am

    […] along!  [ The drawing will be held on June 1st, so if you haven’t already signed up,  ENTER HERE ]  You can join other fans on the Tin Can Knits Ravelry […]

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

    […] CONTEST to win custom-dyed yarn and a collaborative lace design (this will be documented on the blog and […]

  4. Julie
    May 8, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    Fabulous concept! I have an idea already :)

    • emilywessel
      May 9, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

      I think that designing is a huge thrill, and I want to share that with other people, because I think it is quite accessible.  I believe that with a little guidance, most knitters can develop a beautiful design!

      While the winner and I develop our collaborative design, I will be crafting a series of how-to blog posts documenting and guiding our design process.  So even if you aren’t my co-designer, you can follow along and work on your own design at the same time!  And I’ll be here to answer your questions, which help me create better and more effective tutorials.

  5. whatzitknitz
    April 28, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    What a great idea. Your concept for the contest is incredible.
    the gears in my mind are already starting to grind away ; )
    enter me while I go off to peruse the patterns you have already written I already have knit 2 of the gramps sweater and they look great on the boys.