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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. Laura Trickel
    February 24, 2022 @ 7:22 am

    Thank you!!!!!
    Many of us old lady new knitters are advanced “beginners” and I am stuck there.
    Freedom comes from education , you two are the best.

  2. New Knitters, Begin Here! | Tin Can Knits
    February 24, 2022 @ 6:00 am

    […] piece of knitting with no particular purpose. You just want to figure out casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. Those are the most important basics, and if that seems like too much, just skip […]

  3. How to Knit | Tin Can Knits
    November 17, 2015 @ 10:57 am

    […] If you knit every row, the stitch pattern you create is called garter stitch.  It has horizontal lines of little bumps, and it looks the same on the front and the back of the fabric.  Garter stitch fabric is squishy, textural and stretchy, it lies nice and flat, and we love using garter stitch in our designs, but there are some other great stitch patterns which create different kinds of fabric, and to make these, we need to learn to purl. […]

  4. How to Knit Lace – an introduction to lace knitting | Tin Can Knits
    June 23, 2015 @ 12:01 am

    […] series with 8 patterns and in-depth tutorials covering knitting techniques from how to knit and purl to how to knit your first sweater and […]

  5. Free pattern Friday: Oats | espacetricot
    August 30, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    […] available a great selection of online tutorials (e.g. How to Cast On (video), How to Knit (video), How to Purl (video), How to Bind Off (Video), How to Knit Your First Scarf, How to Weave in Ends, Basic […]