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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. Janey
    July 20, 2021 @ 8:25 pm

    Any chance of me finding this sweater in an adult size?

    • Alexa Ludeman
      July 27, 2021 @ 9:25 am

      Hi Janey – The Flax sweater comes in adult sizes too, and you can hack the grown up just like the kiddie size.

  2. appydancer
    July 18, 2021 @ 8:34 pm

    I hacked the flax by continuing the garter stitch to the cuffs and hem. Then, on the hem, I split the front and back making it into a tunic. I made the garter stitch cuffs longer so I could turn them up or down, depending on how I wanted to wear it. This sweater is infinitely versatile and can be changed as your knitting skills grow!

  3. Amber
    April 27, 2017 @ 5:36 am

    I’ve hacked flax a few times. I made one with short sleaves and an icord edge instead of ribbing at the neck. That was an interesting challenge. And I’ve made one with the garter detail down the body under the arms. This one also had ‘short’ sleeves in the main colour and then I attached a contrast colour to the inside edge at the beginning of the ribbing and finished the sleeve with a rolled hem. Both were super fun little hacks.

  4. Alice
    January 11, 2017 @ 5:55 am

    I need a “hack” of the Antler Sweater Pattern to make it a pull-over-the-head sweater
    Has anyone figured this out?

  5. Nicky
    January 7, 2017 @ 7:09 pm

    Lace scares the crap out of me but this hack might convert me to a lace lover yet! Beautiful!

  6. freelancewritingshelleylittle
    January 6, 2017 @ 4:34 am

    I hacked my flax by making it into a lovely turtleneck!

  7. chrisknits
    January 5, 2017 @ 9:57 pm

    Wonderful explanation. I have Hacked Gramps a few times with Stranded work. This one I left off the shawl color to stripe the bands. I have used this pattern sooooo many times, just love it!

  8. KarenDudley
    January 5, 2017 @ 4:58 pm

    This is just beautiful! Love the hack, and gives the sweater a whole new look of course! I wouldn’t have dreamed it was the same pattern!

  9. Debbie Schulz
    January 5, 2017 @ 1:52 pm

    Emily, Is this Lacy Flax on ravelry? I would like to bookmark this so I can find it easier when I make this. I love it. It’s lovely.

  10. Florence
    January 5, 2017 @ 10:49 am

    It is beautiful and I need to make it but of fingering weight and with the lace! Thank you!

  11. ReeknittingwordswithGod
    January 5, 2017 @ 10:33 am

    Oh my God!!!! That is stunning and my favorite color!!!!

    Renèe Cheatham