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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. Katie K
    January 31, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    As my daughter is living in Edinburgh this semester, going to the ECA, I particularly enjoyed this post. Now if only I can get her to start knitting…

  2. Jami
    January 28, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    Love the tease of the new hat designs at Loch Ness … when will you spill the beans?!

    • Emily Wessel
      January 28, 2013 @ 8:27 am

      Well… We have a BUNCH of new designs coming down the pipe in the next couple of months: special new single patterns, designs for Sweet Georgia Yarns, other more secret items, and my spring lace collection Handmade in the UK. So much knitting, so little time!

  3. Sandra
    January 27, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    As a Scot from close to Edinburgh living in Canada,Saskatoon I can appreciate both sides of this.

  4. HannahDavis
    January 22, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    Aaaaah, I was going to suggest K1 Yarns to you the other day but I thought I was too late — I thought you might already be gone from Edinburgh. It’s one of my favorite stores, which is kinda sad since it’s a 9 hour plane flight away.

    • Emily Wessel
      January 27, 2013 @ 7:35 am

      Sad indeed is the 9-hour transit time between Alexa and I!