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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. Carel E
    January 17, 2021 @ 8:58 am

    I realized a concern a few years ago about selecting synthetics for baby items. All ready-made baby clothing has to be flame-proof. I’ve not found any synthetic yarn labeled flame-proof. So I have started using only natural fibers for baby items. Low synthetic content can be okay, but I always look for about a third or less. Take few inches of various fibers, a pair of tweezers or pliers, some matches, and a small bowl of water. Hold the fiber with tweezers and light the end on fire. Natural fibers will usually go out in less than an inch, synthetics continue to burn or melt until you drop it into the water.

  2. Carole
    November 25, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

    Swatch cowl is exactly what I am looking for. How did you know?