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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. Brenda
    March 31, 2017 @ 4:34 pm

    I feel like this blanket is kind of incentivizing yarn hoarding…

  2. Emily
    March 27, 2017 @ 11:41 am

    I was inspired by this post to begin a Marley that will go through all the hues of the rainbow and then some! Thank you so much for writing this pattern to help those of us with Encroaching Stash Issues. My question for you is: did you block your blanket, and if so, how? I’m doing the second to largest size in bulky weight and the only way I can imagine wet blocking it is by taking it down to the river (which I would never do, given dye leaching) and enlisting several strong men to press the water out! Do you have any tips, or were you content to leave the big one unblocked?

    • alexaludeman
      March 28, 2017 @ 9:45 am

      Hi Emily – We just blocked the edges for our blanket, to make the lace stand out a bit. You are correct, blocking that monster might have made it cover a house!

  3. Sierra
    March 24, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

    The marling is fantastic! Great way to use yarns you are totally sure what to do with! Thanks for sharing

  4. knittedblissjc
    March 23, 2017 @ 5:23 pm

    This is so genius!! Love this idea, and I totally need to do something similar.

  5. kathleen patricia gardner
    March 22, 2017 @ 5:07 am

    They all look great !!

  6. Allison
    March 21, 2017 @ 8:16 pm

    Gorgeous! I also adore how much hair little Neve has :)

  7. lizytishknits
    March 21, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

    Wonderful! Looks stunning handing on the wall with the little one down below. I tend more toward worsted weight blankets but the idea of stashbusting and figuring it out as I go (and getting it done quickly!) is intriguing.

  8. carolynmcb
    March 21, 2017 @ 2:01 pm

    Stunning blanket! Thanks for showing how the different colours and weights all came together. A very inspiring and moving post.