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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. Julie Rochon
    November 1, 2021 @ 2:47 pm

    I would like to buy the chart pattern for the wacky Wednesday hat and/or full chart you talked about in your blog. I’ve looked through your Anthology stitch pattern library and can’t seem to pick it out.
    Thank you!

    • Emily Wessel
      November 8, 2021 @ 4:22 am

      Hi Julie – You don’t need to pay for it, it’s simply the first chart that’s included in this blog post (the navy blue and light blue coloured chart). If you’re having trouble using that 4-stitch repeat chart on the Anthology hat, pop us an email at . ~Em

      • Julie R
        November 8, 2021 @ 12:09 pm

        Thank you! I figured it out. I’m very impressed with your website. LOTS of useful information.

        Julie R

  2. Christine
    October 18, 2017 @ 6:16 pm

    Thank you for this fabulous series. I’ve never tried colourwork before and now I feel inspired to try it!

    Last week, when I first saw your picture about colour choices (the image featuring the three red toned yarns wrapped around a piece of card) I immediately wondered about how to combine yarns with different textures and different twist types like crepes, plied, woolly etc in colourwork. Your examples suggest that anything goes – which is great for a beginner like me to just dive in and give it a try with whatever is in my stash.

    Can you please share the name of the software you use to draw your colourwork grid patterns? I’d love to try this myself and I’m likely to make a right mess of it using graph paper and colour pencils. Thank you!

  3. Ann Ander
    October 18, 2017 @ 2:23 pm

    You are incredibly generous with your pattern information!
    Thank you!

  4. Brigid
    October 18, 2017 @ 8:52 am

    What a very interesting and useful post! Thank you. I spin and do sometimes need inspiration for using precious skeins.