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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. Velda Ferguson
    April 23, 2017 @ 12:41 pm

    In the picture NO MORE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED what is the pattern of the sweater the little girl is wearing? The white one with the multi color yoke. I would love to make this for my granddaughter. Thanks

    • alexaludeman
      April 24, 2017 @ 9:08 am

      Hi Velda – it’s a prototype of a design we are working on , not quite ready yet

  2. alberttrotter
    April 17, 2017 @ 10:11 am

    your knitting is so perfect…you really produced masterpieces…dont you sell them online or by any other means????

    • alexaludeman
      April 18, 2017 @ 9:43 am

      No knits for sale. It just takes us so many hours to knit even a baby sweater it would never make sense for us. Thanks for the lovely compliment though!

      • alberttrotter
        April 19, 2017 @ 6:48 am

        oh okay..but your work is actually really amazing

  3. elicia-holden
    April 15, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

    Well past my baby days but enjoy seeing all your lovlies as well as the wonderful patterns !
    Throughly like all the beautiful knitting and patterns as well.
    Have a Happy Holiday ! 💖

  4. Anya
    April 14, 2017 @ 9:31 pm

    Our four kids range from 16 (and 6’2″+!) to our little caboose baby who just turned 4, so I really appreciate the “baby to big” sizing. :). But I love the knits in Handmade in the UK, as well– I do get to make stuff for myself now and again. :)

  5. kateg2
    April 14, 2017 @ 9:43 am

    I’ve fallen into the Zen zone of knitting, Emily. I don’t have a baby, but if I spot a baby project I like, then a baby seems to appear just as I start blocking. Hats? Same thing! Someone happens along who needs their neck warmed. Oh…the wackiness of the universe. So happy that TinCan Knits has something for everyone.

  6. darkautumnknits
    April 13, 2017 @ 8:25 pm

    I sometimes wish I had kiddos just so that I could knit for them. However, I’ve just been in a season of knitting ME sweaters to be followed by my Project of the Year, a Jones Cardigan for my father, which is basically 3 normal sized sweaters in one. (He’s six foot four and still built like a football player even though he hasn’t been in thirty years!)

  7. Jani
    April 13, 2017 @ 8:34 am

    2016 was a year of nearly all “me” knitting that followed several years of focus on new grandbabies, family and friends … it’s a balance, right? Because my grandchildren keep growing, relentlessly, I truly appreciate your baby-to-big sizing. No need to give up on a design I love just because they’re now toddlers instead of babies! This photo round-up is fabulous, and I love learning some of the backstory behind your collaborative brand. Looking forward to seeing what’s next!

  8. LoriAngela
    April 13, 2017 @ 7:41 am

    I have been accused of knitting for all the babies. It started with my first nephew who is 40 next year, and includes all co-workers and school friends. I have the joy of knitting for new parents whom I used to teach when they were as young as seven and now have 6 great nephews and 1 great niece. My own babies are almost done university but I’ll knit for their friends’ babies too. More interesting than a sock, and more varied with the entire Tin Can Knits library on my shelf. Truly a blessing.

  9. Mercy
    April 13, 2017 @ 7:22 am

    Finally becoming a grandmother had awakened in me a knitting-interest that had been lying dormant for 30 years. Love the baby knits!