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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. Old Maiden Aunt : strong and quirky colours | Tin Can Knits
    July 25, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    […] is the fifth in a series of posts featuring the dyers and yarn companies who have contributed to Handmade in the UK.  A full list of features can be found […]

  2. Tamara
    May 14, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    Me too, I love the patterns. Can I be notified when the patterns are available?

  3. Marilyn
    April 14, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    Love patterns. Interested in e-book.

  4. Tin Can Knitting | KnitBritish
    April 11, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    […] This is Lush, by Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits and it is an early pattern release from her upcoming book Handmade in the UK […]

  5. Skein Queen : kaleidoscope of yarn joy « Tin Can Knits
    February 13, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    […] to the launch of Handmade in the UK, we are featuring each of the dyers who we are working with on the collection, beginning with Skein […]

  6. Christine
    February 1, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    I love the soft variations in the wools. They seem to accentuate the patterns beautifully.

  7. littleblackdogsa
    February 1, 2013 @ 5:26 am

    Simply so beautiful and stunning, I cannot wait for the patterns!! Love them!!

  8. Andrea
    January 31, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

    Really, really beautiful! I can’t wait to get my hands on these patterns :-)

  9. Blithe Spirit
    January 31, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    This looks fantastic – as a proud (and sometimes homesick) Canadian who has recently moved to the UK, I love the cross-country influences and design aesthetics of Tin Can Knits. Looking forward to this!

  10. TrishKnitsts
    January 31, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous!! Cannot wait!

  11. hadenmaiden
    January 31, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    They’re all lovely – more added to my ever increasing ‘to do’ list…………….!

  12. Julie Matthews
    January 31, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    that red cardigan! omg. what is the sizing going to be? I’m on your email list and will buy the book as soon as it’s available. thank you for your great work!

    • Emily Wessel
      January 31, 2013 @ 9:45 am

      As is typical with our patterns, the cardigan will be sized from 0-6 months through to a ladies 60″ bust (4XL). There will be other pieces in the collection that won’t size all the way down to baby (because they wouldn’t make sense as baby garments), but it is our goal at Tin Can Knits to create multi-size patterns as much as practical.

  13. Melissa
    January 31, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    Oh — so lovely! I’m so looking forward to these patterns :)

  14. morrolesssocks
    January 31, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    These patterns and the wools are simply stunning!

  15. Heather
    January 31, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    I’m not only envious that you get to live in Scotland, but I’m also loving those sneak peeks! They’re beautiful! I can’t wait ’til the book comes out. Do you need a roommate/test knitter? ;)

    • Emily Wessel
      January 31, 2013 @ 9:43 am

      Haha my boyfriend and I already have a flatmate! But if you are interested in test knitting, we do that via Ravelry. You can check out our ravelry group, and send me PM with your details and I can add you to our list.

  16. JenAC
    January 31, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    What lovely designs and gorgeous photos! :)

    • Emily Wessel
      January 31, 2013 @ 9:40 am

      Thanks Jen! This book is going to be a bit different, a bit more ‘arty’ than the last one (with same pattern style/clarity though), so I’ll be interested to see what you think!

  17. Heather (@ZuzuSunshine)
    January 31, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    I must have that cardigan! Beautiful!

  18. Amy Caroline
    January 31, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Oh! I can’t wait! Gorgeous!!

  19. Dianne
    January 31, 2013 @ 6:07 am

    The yarns are SO pretty…and the sneak peeks are amazing! Love the cardigan and that gorgeous yellow scarf!

  20. asti
    January 31, 2013 @ 5:13 am

    These are gorgeous – super exciting!

    • Emily Wessel
      January 31, 2013 @ 5:49 am

      Thanks Asti! With your amazing yarns, how could I go wrong?!