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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. Jayna Stott
    March 9, 2018 @ 2:18 pm

    How to make a yo as the first stitch of every round?

    • alexaludeman
      March 12, 2018 @ 1:37 pm

      Hi Jayna – for the beginning of a round it is just the same as any other spot, you wrap the yarn around the right hand needle.

  2. Trudy
    April 1, 2016 @ 7:34 am

    Hi there! I just purchased the ‘bounce’ blanket pattern, have checked your tutorials on yarn overs, but am unsure how to do this on the WS – yo between purl stitches…would you kindly advise me? tia :)

    • alexaludeman
      April 4, 2016 @ 2:25 pm

      Hi Trudy – yo’s are exactly the same on the purl side. You just need to remember to bring the yarn around the right needle and all the way back to the front of the work, ready to purl again.

  3. Lisa Sisco
    March 26, 2016 @ 5:49 am

    Is there a certain way that the yarn over should be worked in the next row or is it dependent on the pattern? I have tried to work lace with no luck. When the pattern calls for knitting or pearling into the yarn over in the next row, I have no idea where to put my needle to make the stitch…is there a trick?

    • alexaludeman
      March 29, 2016 @ 12:18 am

      Hi Lisa – it will be pattern dependent. Some will have you knit into it and some purl. A yarn over should be treated just like any other stitch, so you are putting your needle in the same way you usually would.