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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. alexis
    July 13, 2015 @ 9:39 am

    I am SO impressed with how you managed to keep a business running and take care of a baby for a year. It is such a huge accomplishment. My (first) baby is almost 8 months old, and I’m trying to build a toy knitting business at the same time, and it is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. I have had to lower my expectations many times, and accept that sometimes being a mom means my business ideas have to become reality much more slowly. I do get what you mean though by the knits taking on a whole new level of special when you’re designing and knitting them for your own baby.

    Max is adorable, and congratulations on his birthday.

  2. Andrea @ This Knitted Life
    July 12, 2015 @ 6:15 pm

    Aww. So tricky juggling motherhood, knitting/yarn career, and life. My on little guy is 2 1/2.

  3. knittedblissjc
    July 12, 2015 @ 5:38 pm

    I loved this behind the scenes look at how you are making it work, it’s really fantastic to see- and hats off to having a true partner in your husband! I’m very pro-paternity leave, it’s important dads nurture their babies, too. Hooray for you tackling the heavy lifting, you are doing an amazing job!

  4. Allison
    July 12, 2015 @ 2:41 pm

    Happy birthday Max and cheers to you!

  5. noisybabe007
    July 12, 2015 @ 1:46 pm

    What a beautiful email today Emily! Congrats on your first year-there ate a lot of changes and adjustments-and you seem to have taken it all in your stride. Yay for your beautiful son and (maybe) many more to come! !

    Thankyou for gorgeous knits; ands I love reading yours and Alexas emails! !

    From all the way in New Zealand-Hi! !


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  6. Col
    July 12, 2015 @ 7:24 am

    What a fantastic article of finding a way to do what you love and in such a spirit of co-operation. Fantastic!

  7. Debra
    July 12, 2015 @ 7:19 am

    Well done Wessel family, you did great.