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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. Linda Roundy
    December 7, 2017 @ 4:59 pm

    please let us copy your color arrangements and sizing for Max’s Syncopation Adoration we admired on Instagram? Happy Holidays

  2. Beverly J. Killick
    November 17, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

    OK girls, your hats, mittens, sweaters are all the best. Colors are bright and eye apeeling, patterns are simple, but look complicated, what I am trying to say – they are the best!
    Thank you for being so inspireing.

    • alexaludeman
      November 22, 2017 @ 9:33 am

      Aww shucks, thanks Bev!

  3. Carol
    October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 am

    As a knitting newbie, I am impressed and overwhelmed by your level of detail, commitment and knowledge. Amazing work, thank you for sharing.
    Glad our former LYS, Grey Heron, now in Belleville ON, has posted about and shared about this blog.

  4. Rachel Judson
    October 20, 2017 @ 2:29 am

    Oh, I am so in love with the goldenrod/ yellow/ blue combo. It makes me all sweary it’s so good.

  5. sophy0075
    October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

    Your recommendations are very helpful!

    I’ve been fiddling for a day and a half, trying to figure out what color to pair with a very brightly variegated yarn (it’s a strong yellow, lime green, and turquoise-to-royal-blue blend. Whew!). With so much going on, I knew I had to choose a color that would make the variegated yarn “pop”.

    So I went on a lazy knitter’s swatch, holding possibilities up against the crazy skein. White? No, too bland. Black? Rejected in a nanosecond, as too grim. I considered various mid- to deep grays, but grey has either a blue or a green cast, and each cast “fought” against one of the crazy colorway yarn.

    Navy. Darkest, darkest navy. That worked. it was warm enough to complement the warm portions of the yarn, but deep enough to contrast with the yarn’s blues. And since this combination will be knit into a baby blanket, the colors will be gender-neutral and not need constant washing (yes, the yarn is a superwash).

    I love your patterns, but because I live in the southern US, I can only use the ones knit with lightweight yarns. A Flax Light (in kelly green, royal blue, off-white and navy) just went to a new baby boy.