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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. Patti
    March 10, 2015 @ 3:36 pm

    I am so happy I was able to get lots of your sweater patterns this past weekend! I have yarn to make Flax for my husband, I want Harvest for me, Gramps for my almost 16 year old, and Antler for me and whoever wants to match me! Any suggestions for a yarn for the 11 year old who doesn’t like wool? He is not getting a sweater, but maybe a Hipster hat.

    • alexaludeman
      March 10, 2015 @ 10:20 pm

      No wool! NOOOOO! Just kidding, what about a blend? Berocco Vintage is a wool/acrylic mix

  2. needleworkreverie
    February 22, 2015 @ 7:56 am

    All of those are on my list too! I’ve been wanting to try that Joji Locatelli with the lace panel for a while….

  3. stephanie
    February 21, 2015 @ 12:24 am

    For me, 2015 is the year of the sweater in the sense that I will aim to make ONE sweater this year. In 20 years of knitting, I’ve only made 1 sweater and 1 vest so….I’m due for a sweater again. Your posts are motivational, thank you!
    I will be in Edinburgh on Saturday, March 7 following work travel. I will be one week early for the yarn fest :((( Anyone have suggestions on what to do yarn-knit wise on the 7th?