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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. Knitting in the Sun – Wildfiber in Santa Monica | Tin Can Knits
    April 1, 2020 @ 11:29 pm

    […] The tour has been SO amazing so far! Am I coming to your area? I’ll be in San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and then I’m back on Amtrack to Salem Oregon, Portland, Seattle, and then make an extended stop in Vancouver! I hope to meet you along the way! The full details of all my tour dates are here. […]

  2. Leethal Knits – Choose-Your-Own Colourful Adventure | Tin Can Knits
    March 7, 2014 @ 2:32 pm

    […] out the knitted mustaches…), and I had the pleasure of meeting her in Portland while I was teaching and signing books on the west coast last October.  I find her playful attitude toward design, and her bold and […]

  3. Claire
    September 23, 2013 @ 7:05 am

    Portland is also where the fabulous Colette patterns are based. Sewing patterns with a lovely vintage feel, which would go beautifully with your knits.

  4. Kristine Beeson (@kdlb)
    September 18, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

    In Portland, if you get a chance to go to any other yarn stores, Happy Knits and Pearl Fiber Arts are both great – there are a LOT of yarn stores in the portland metropolitan area! I’m going to try and come and meet you friday evening, if I can make it down that way, with either my Low Tide or my Bonny!! :) for food, Portland is also a mecca for foodies, if you have breakfast time, Bumblekiss in NE portland is one of my favs or Mothers downtown. Henry’s is downtown near Powells and has a lot of northwest stuff including a lot of beers (original location for Henry Weinhard, I think).

    • Emily Wessel
      September 19, 2013 @ 4:36 am

      Hi Kristine! Thanks so much for the fab suggestions :) I will be sure to make use of them! Look forward to meeting you ~ Emily

  5. Tina
    September 15, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    You have two different dates for Sweet Georgia, Oct 20th and Nov 2. I’m assuming it’s Nov 2 because you are in Washington for Oct 20. Can you confirm?

    • Emily Wessel
      September 17, 2013 @ 4:55 am

      Hi Tina – Yes – that was my mistake. I am at SweetGeorgia yarns on Saturday, November 2nd (the schedule is now up-to-date!) ~ Emily

  6. Kim
    September 15, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    Two suggestions lys to visit: Gather DTLA (Downtown L.A.) at 5th and Spring Streets, located on the 2nd floor within The Last Bookstore. They are not open on Mondays, but open at 12 Noon most other days and they stay open late. As far as parking is concerned, I would highly recommend parking in a lot, that way you don’t have to worry about running to feed a meter or getting a parking ticket. Another store to visit is The Knitting Tree in Culver City right off the 405 S Fwy. Both stores are the latest additions to the lys scene and are worth visiting.

  7. Angela
    September 15, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    If you want to experience the latest in yarny goodness in LA, you should try to hook up with the fabulous ladies of the Yarnover Truck. It’s pretty awesome!

  8. lori
    September 14, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

    wow, so exciting! if you happen to make a stop in santa barbara, loop & leaf is a lovely shop. and i’m sure they would love to have you! have a wonderful time on your trip!

  9. Jamie Gravell
    September 14, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    Oh man! I want to do the Vivid class at Wildfiber but already have TWO baby showers that day. Maybe you could do a class at Compatto Yarn Salon in Santa Monica during the week? They are big Tosh yarn & Gramps fans there :)

    • Emily Wessel
      September 14, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

      Hi Jamie – 2 baby showers in 1 day?! Seriously? I’m headed up the coast to Pacific Grove for Tuesday evening… so I might still be around on Monday, but it’s not a lot of time! Thanks for the suggestion, though!

  10. Rachel
    September 14, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    INSANELY JEALOUS! Gnashing of teeth and hair pulling. Have the best of times!

    • Emily Wessel
      September 14, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

      Thanks! It’ll be lonely (I’m going on my own without the man) but I’m sure there’ll be lots of knitters to keep me company!

  11. Stephannie
    September 14, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    Would love to meet up! When do you get in to LA? I’m leaving for Taos on the 4th.

    • Emily Wessel
      September 14, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

      BOO!! terrible luck – I’m getting in on Friday the 4th! Just when I come to your town you’re out of town! Enjoy your trip (are you teaching?)

  12. florapie
    September 13, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    Yay! See you at Knit City!

  13. Shannon
    September 13, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    So excited to finally get to meet you in person!!! Woot woot! Looking forward to hugs at KnitCity! :) Have a safe trip!

    • Emily Wessel
      September 14, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

      Thanks Shannon! I can’t wait to meet you too (haven’t we already met?! Obviously I just think I know you through your work and photos and Alexa!

  14. chantel@mudpunch
    September 13, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    Wow! Knit City is going to be… !EPIC!… with you both there. I’ve signed myself up for the DIY Hat class already since it’s something I’ve been toying with.

    • Emily Wessel
      September 14, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

      Great! The design classes are SUPER fun. Since it’s a single session, you’ll get the most out of it if you come with a few ideas / stitch patterns in mind, just FYI.

  15. itwasjudith
    September 13, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    have a great time there :) the DIY classes sound very interesting!