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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. Ruth
    September 1, 2020 @ 8:48 pm

    Just to tell you I shared your post on FB today. It’s so good explaining the NaKniSweMo. I hope it gets knitters thinking and inspired to load up on some yarn to support their LYS or Indie Dyers.
    Best, Ruth E. Hendricks in Pittsburgh PA

  2. CB
    November 4, 2019 @ 8:43 am

    Do you have to knit that specific sweater? What happens if you’re a beginner/special needs knitter… who can’t understand a pattern?

    • alexaludeman
      November 5, 2019 @ 12:33 pm

      The rules are incredibly loose, it’s just something we are aware of, not something we host.

  3. Gwen
    November 2, 2017 @ 10:25 am

    I’m also doing NaNoWriMo this year! First time and I’m really excited. I’ll probably knit a couple of sweaters as well. Good luck with your writing.

  4. Carol P
    November 1, 2017 @ 2:43 pm

    I’m doing NaKniSweMo, using your Gramps pattern. My teenaged step-son chose it as his Christmas Sweater pattern.

  5. Jen R.
    October 31, 2017 @ 10:28 am

    Doing NaNoWriMo, cannot do this years knit a sweater due to xmas crafting committments, but I love this idea!!!!