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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. jackielacorte
    January 18, 2017 @ 2:55 pm

    Love your red and white spinning project! Looks so cool!

  2. Kathie
    January 18, 2017 @ 8:53 am

    Emily – you’re cracking me up with “I have to run out to get some milk.” I sure hope that there is someone that can lend you a wheel until yours comes in May – what a long wait!!!

  3. Anita
    January 18, 2017 @ 7:55 am

    Emily ,I live in Vancouver. Do you want me to bring some fiber to Edinburgh when I attend the festival? BFL is always nice to spin

  4. Liz
    January 17, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

    That stocking is awesome! Yes look up Shunklies on Etsy she’s my sister she dyes wool tops and sells carded batts she has an instagram account too. She knows so much about wool! (She’s on Rav also). Enjoy!

  5. MrsCraft
    January 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

    Hope you get a wheel, I’ve tried drop spindling but like you I prefer the designing and making bit. I will spin enough yarn to make some gloves or a hat for next winter though!

  6. Johanna
    January 17, 2017 @ 1:56 pm

    Since I lost my mom on November 21 I am suddenly grabbed by deep desire to spin. My amazing neighbor is teaching me and gave me some roving and a Turkish drop spindle. It is magic.
    As you say you do have to spin a lot to make enough for a sweater. I think it feels good when I need to slow way down like I do now.
    I feel it is a G-d send,
    Thanks for your writing about it!

  7. brifoster
    January 17, 2017 @ 12:14 pm

    They are still on break from holidays, but definitely check out Nunoco!
    Also, try changing your spindle, having the right spindle (right is different for everyone) can make all the difference. Not all spindles are created equal, try several different brands and styles if you can, you may find one that will sing to you.