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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. April Anderson
    July 29, 2018 @ 6:06 am

    I love the way you start with drawing simple representations of ideas, or shapes in nature, or colours (the sketching and doodling first steps of designing something are the most exhilarating!) and then apply the “rigour” of knitting – the techniques that will turn the idea into a piece of fibre work. Very interesting and effective creative process, Thank you!

  2. Vicky Diodati
    May 30, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

    I purchased a pattern and took a class for your snowflake pattern. I haven’t had any luck with the completion of this little sweater. I first took a class in Los Gatos, Ca. but unfortunately, the owner had to sell. I was unaware and didn’t return for some help. Now I have gone to another shop and I hope that I will be able to complete this project. I am not a beginner but with this pattern that is exactly what I feel like. I have been looking in your web site to see if there was anything mentioned about this pattern and I had no luck.
    I did however find hopefully 4 shops that carry this pattern, Los Altos, San Francisco, Oakland and Napa. I am willing to drive more than an hour to see if anyone can help. Next week I will be going to Napa to visit a friend and I am going to see if (Yarns on Frist) can help me. after that I guess I will try the others one at a time, I really hope I can finish this.
    If by any chance you have Skype maybe we can talk on the phone and get some suggestions. Thank you Vicky D

  3. swantjelorrimermohr
    June 15, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    I love the design idea shoe box, I love your colors, your process – and how you present it! I love love love it! So fresh and clean and original. Love your work, will follow with interest and tap into your inspiration! thank you for sharing!