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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

    […] Queen ::: Juno Fibre Arts ::: The Uncommon Thread ::: Orkney Angora ::: Old Maiden Aunt ::: Shilasdair Yarns ::: Jamieson and Smith […]

  2. Katherine
    March 29, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    Gorgeous! I made my wedding shawl from Orkney angora (I was born there so wanted a connection at my wedding), must admit if I did it again I’d go for a blend as you’ve done here, rather than pure angora, some of the lace definition is lost but it still looked pretty, even if it shed everywhere…

  3. littleblackdogsa
    March 26, 2013 @ 2:10 am

    I agree with Amy, that shawl is just to stunning, I really need to add it to my library for the future to make. And most definetely in Angora, soft and bright. Thanks. :-)

  4. Amy Caroline
    March 25, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    That shawl is simply amazing. I am going to have to make that. Just gorgeous.

  5. Jessica Holmes Smith
    March 22, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    This is absolutely STUNNING! I generally don’t look to use the exact same yarn in a project but I’m really tempted to for this one, it’s such an amazing finished object! Yay for Handmade in the UK!

    • Emily Wessel
      March 23, 2013 @ 3:22 am

      Thanks! The yarn is amazing… I wouldn’t have thought that lace + angora would be good, but in K1 yarns here in Edinburgh they had a sample knit up in the angora 4-ply, and it is amazing!