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Emily Wessel

Hello - I'm from Vancouver Island, Canada, but I live and work in Edinburgh, Scotland. I am co-founder and designer at Tin Can Knits - www.tincanknits.com

92 Comments

  1. Joyce Fox
    December 19, 2015 @ 12:36 am

    I’d love these patterns as I want to make stuff for myself for a change. Haven’t been able to get them as landline has been down

  2. Jennifer
    December 18, 2015 @ 7:51 am

    Oooh!!! So wish I knew about this earlier. Would’ve love these and the sea inspired socks. Ahhhhh. Will keep my eyes peeled for the rest of the days!

  3. Caknittian
    December 17, 2015 @ 3:57 pm

    These are a fun quick knit. One more Christmas present complete! Thank you

  4. Coco
    December 15, 2015 @ 4:43 pm

    i missed the free mittens pattern yesterday and wondering if I could still get it. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

    • Emily Wessel
      December 16, 2015 @ 12:17 am

      Nope, it’s 24 hours only! but there’s still quite a few to come! All the details are in the FAQ

    • ElizabethD
      December 21, 2015 @ 7:02 am

      And you can still buy the pattern — I missed the free day, too, but think I will be buying it soon for my midwinter knitting.

  5. IngridK
    December 14, 2015 @ 10:33 pm

    Love your 12 days of Christmas, love your patterns… thank you so much and Merry Christmas!

  6. Stephanie
    December 14, 2015 @ 9:33 pm

    I will be making these!

  7. Debra P.
    December 14, 2015 @ 9:29 pm

    Thank you!

  8. Nicole
    December 14, 2015 @ 7:26 pm

    Thank you so much! This is so awesome of you gals!

  9. Diane
    December 14, 2015 @ 6:10 pm

    Thank you do much for your generosity!

  10. Chris
    December 14, 2015 @ 3:48 pm

    thanks I will give them a try

  11. Kathleen
    December 14, 2015 @ 3:09 pm

    What a generous gift. Thank you so much. They are absolutely lovely. Every time I look at your patterns I’m in awe of your talent.

  12. Karen
    December 14, 2015 @ 2:47 pm

    Lovely surprise! Thank you so much!

  13. jhweis
    December 14, 2015 @ 1:54 pm

    wow, how generous! thank you!

  14. Ellen O'Dell
    December 14, 2015 @ 1:12 pm

    Merry Christmas:

    Have a Happy Holidays and
    thank you so much for this great gift of free patterns when so many of us have no spare money this time of year but we still have gifts we need to make and give.

    Again,

    Thanks so much,
    Ellen O’Dell

  15. Melody
    December 14, 2015 @ 12:48 pm

    thank you for the 12 days of Christmas gifts – that is so special – love the Antler mittens. I have done the Antler hat – my DH loves it. hope you have a wonderful holiday season – Mel

  16. J. Harmon
    December 14, 2015 @ 12:38 pm

    Thank you for your generosity!

  17. Lindsey
    December 14, 2015 @ 12:38 pm

    This is so awesome!! What a great surprise for a terrible Monday :) Merry Christmas!

  18. smonakey
    December 14, 2015 @ 12:34 pm

    Have & love many of your patterns, guys! Thank you so much for this one.

  19. Carol Mann
    December 14, 2015 @ 12:25 pm

    Thank you so much for the mitts pattern

  20. Sheila Ernst
    December 14, 2015 @ 12:17 pm

    Wonderful! Thank you for your generosity! May it comeback 10 fold ;)<

  21. Peggy
    December 14, 2015 @ 12:11 pm

    Thank you so much for this awesome pattern!

  22. noahstitcher
    December 14, 2015 @ 11:59 am

    How generous, thank you!

  23. Sylvia
    December 14, 2015 @ 11:56 am

    Thank you!!!

  24. jpknits
    December 14, 2015 @ 11:54 am

    Thank you! Very kind! Your patterns are lovely.

  25. Bordergirl
    December 14, 2015 @ 11:28 am

    What a thoughtful, generous, wonderful gift for us. Wishing the Tin Can Family a joyous Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  26. knittedblissjc
    December 14, 2015 @ 11:19 am

    amazing, thank you so much for sharing this awesome mitten pattern!

  27. freysontheside
    December 14, 2015 @ 11:16 am

    Thank you for the beautiful free pattern! :)

  28. cricket
    December 14, 2015 @ 10:50 am

    Thank you!!!

  29. madebymeghan
    December 14, 2015 @ 10:46 am

    <3 :D <3 Sharing!!

  30. Marjorie Raine
    December 14, 2015 @ 10:45 am

    Thank you! Great pattern.

  31. Lee Ann
    December 14, 2015 @ 10:23 am

    Thank you so much! I appreciate your generosity.

  32. stamura7
    December 14, 2015 @ 10:21 am

    Wow! What an unexpected surprise. I love this pattern. :) Thanks ever so much!

  33. Holly
    December 14, 2015 @ 9:58 am

    Thank you for the beautiful pattern!

  34. dianeschuller.com
    December 14, 2015 @ 9:47 am

    Thank you so very much! An early Christmas present for me. This is a very generous thing to do. I didn’t think I’d have time to knit anything more for gifts but I’m going to squeeze in this lovely pair of mittens. Merry Christmas!

  35. Ovis Obscura
    December 14, 2015 @ 9:44 am

    Thank you so much for making these patterns available to us for free. Your patterns are so absolutely wonderful.

  36. Marshell
    December 14, 2015 @ 9:35 am

    Thank You! I’m a novice knitter but love the craft and will have these for THAT day!

  37. Valerie
    December 14, 2015 @ 9:30 am

    These are fabulous! Thank you! ❄️❄️

  38. Elda
    December 14, 2015 @ 9:08 am

    Thank you. What a wonderful thing your doing.

  39. Barbara
    December 14, 2015 @ 8:59 am

    Thanks! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  40. Becky
    December 14, 2015 @ 8:45 am

    thank you so much!!!! looking forward to making them

  41. Molly
    December 14, 2015 @ 8:36 am

    This made my day. Thank you!

  42. Jen
    December 14, 2015 @ 8:30 am

    So fun! Thanks, y’all!

  43. Mary T
    December 14, 2015 @ 8:08 am

    Thank You! I can’t wait to start these…maybe for me!!

  44. Vicky
    December 14, 2015 @ 8:07 am

    I purchased this pattern last month and knit 3 pairs for grandkids. I love these mittens and how well written the pattern is and how well they turned out

  45. Babyfarmer
    December 14, 2015 @ 8:05 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  46. deblewisarbonne
    December 14, 2015 @ 8:00 am

    Thank you and Happy Holidays! this is the perfect last minute gift pattern and I love it! dmarieknits

  47. Ann
    December 14, 2015 @ 7:40 am

    Thank-you! I hope all of you at TCK have a wonderful holiday. I am going to knit these over the holiday.

  48. Lori
    December 14, 2015 @ 7:36 am

    Thanks so much, I can’t wait to make these! I’ve never made mittens before so this will be a new experience for me. :)

  49. Julie
    December 14, 2015 @ 7:30 am

    Yay this is awesome thanks!

  50. Robyn
    December 14, 2015 @ 7:16 am

    Thank you!!!!! I love your patterns and tutorials❤️❤️❤️

  51. Mice Forbes
    December 14, 2015 @ 7:12 am

    Thank you so much for your generosity. Just in time for a last minute gift. Merry Christmas to you.

  52. Linda
    December 14, 2015 @ 7:09 am

    Thank you. Finished two sweaters and need one more sock finished, the I am taking it easy.

  53. mellenknits
    December 14, 2015 @ 7:01 am

    What a lovely gift! Your designs are beautiful and classic, and your patterns are always well-written and easy to follow. Thank you!

  54. Renee
    December 14, 2015 @ 6:42 am

    Thank you so much! Love these mittens!

  55. Katie
    December 14, 2015 @ 6:42 am

    Thank you! Can’t wait to cast on.

  56. JJT
    December 14, 2015 @ 6:28 am

    Merry Christmas!
    Thanks so much for sharing your Advent Knit Calendar! How exciting!!!
    I have always been a big fan of TCK & I always steer brand new knitters to your patterns because they are beautiful, thoughtfully designed & well written. I love that TCK has all sorts of pattern support & are very encouraging to us timid knitters who may not always feel that we really can tackle a bigger project or new technique …. You help us get out of that “I-Only-Knit-Plain-Scarves” rut! :)

    One quick question:
    I am not sure how to subscribe to your blog. I get your newsletter emails – is that the same thing?

    Cheers & a Most Merry Christmas to everyone at TCK! 🎄

    • Emily Wessel
      December 16, 2015 @ 9:56 am

      Thanks for the lovely compliments! You can subscribe to the blog by clicking the link in the upper right-hand corner of the sidebar. If you get our emails, we’ll let you know what’s up about once a month, but if you want to get an email announcing each and every blog post (they’re usually posted weekly), then subscribe to the blog itself.

  57. Lu
    December 14, 2015 @ 6:19 am

    What a lovely idea! . Thank you tck!

  58. hils
    December 14, 2015 @ 6:14 am

    Thank you! Happy Christmas!

  59. Terri
    December 14, 2015 @ 6:06 am

    You all are awesome (as usual)! Thank you for this lovely gift. I plan on knitting for the homeless (my New Year resolution) and this pattern is perfect!

  60. Sandy
    December 14, 2015 @ 5:50 am

    Thank you! That is really kind. I can’t wait to cast on!

  61. Lindsey
    December 14, 2015 @ 5:48 am

    Thank you so much! I have been wanting to knit these forever! <3

  62. Koru
    December 14, 2015 @ 5:46 am

    Thank you, thank you!

  63. Herlina Chua
    December 14, 2015 @ 5:34 am

    Thank you so much for your Christmas gift (free pattern)….. You are so nice. Merry Christmas! Happy holiday for you and your family.

  64. Terry
    December 14, 2015 @ 5:21 am

    And many, many thanks from me also! Very much appreciated!

  65. writeknit
    December 14, 2015 @ 5:09 am

    Thank you! I love this pattern and will be making these. :)

  66. Cindy c
    December 14, 2015 @ 5:06 am

    Thank you for the pattern.

  67. Hind
    December 14, 2015 @ 4:54 am

    Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  68. nathalie
    December 14, 2015 @ 4:51 am

    thank you for this pattern !

  69. Kimberly Bower (gladeslibrarian)
    December 14, 2015 @ 4:20 am

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  70. Margaret Taylor
    December 14, 2015 @ 4:14 am

    Thank you soooo much–it will match my antler sweater!!

  71. Julie
    December 14, 2015 @ 4:11 am

    thank you for this lovely pattern!

  72. Natasha
    December 14, 2015 @ 3:52 am

    I love these mittens! They look perfect for our Canadian winters. ;) I’ll be making up a bunch!

    • Natasha
      December 14, 2015 @ 3:55 am

      And thank you for the pattern! (I clicked too fast :blush: )

  73. sweetieknits
    December 14, 2015 @ 3:34 am

    Thank you! Such a treat!

  74. christine
    December 14, 2015 @ 3:32 am

    Thank you so much. Love you guys. These will go with the Antler cardi I made for my first grandchild.

  75. Janet
    December 14, 2015 @ 3:18 am

    Thank you, you are very kind to share your patterns, they are lovely.

  76. Ashley
    December 14, 2015 @ 3:16 am

    Thank you and merry christmas! I can’t wait to make these, they are lovely!

  77. Mary
    December 14, 2015 @ 2:53 am

    What a lovely surprise! Thank you! I can’t think of any other designers I’d rather receive this from.

  78. Barbara
    December 14, 2015 @ 2:50 am

    Thank you so much, happy to add more Tin Kan Knits to my collection!

  79. Lisa
    December 14, 2015 @ 2:27 am

    Thank you♡

  80. Blithespirit
    December 14, 2015 @ 1:58 am

    You guys are great – what a generous gift. I love those Antler mittens!

  81. katcolorado
    December 14, 2015 @ 1:51 am

    Thank you so much! These mittens have been on my wishlist for a while. You just made my day! 🎄🎄🎄

  82. MrsEgg13
    December 14, 2015 @ 1:34 am

    How very generous and thoughtful of you! Thank you! May you have your most special holiday season yet and most successful year ever!

  83. Debby S
    December 14, 2015 @ 1:17 am

    Thank you so much – this is truly generous.

  84. Katie
    December 14, 2015 @ 1:04 am

    Thanks! Just perfect.

  85. itwasjudith
    December 14, 2015 @ 12:54 am

    Thank you, that is very generous of you ✲✲ happy Christmas season!

  86. helenknits
    December 14, 2015 @ 12:51 am

    Thank you so much. I am in Australia and its summer here right now so I will be making these in our winter. I’ll knit them for my granddaughter and my daughter.

  87. Jacinta
    December 14, 2015 @ 12:31 am

    Thank you so much for the free mitts pattern! They are gorgeous.:-)

  88. Janet
    December 14, 2015 @ 12:26 am

    Thank you!