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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. Lisa
    April 10, 2018 @ 9:45 am

    This appears to say that the KAL ends Feb 28th, is that right? I thought it was April 18th for some reason…

    • alexaludeman
      April 11, 2018 @ 9:08 am

      Hi Lisa – this one is done, but I’m sure we will have another KAL soon!

  2. Ellen
    February 22, 2018 @ 2:11 pm

    Thanks for all your enthusiasm and encouragement for knitting! I’ve been knitting for decades, but remain kinda sloppy and painfully slow. Thus, l stick to very simple projects. A big stretch for me right now is the Flax Sweater – for my husband. Let’s see if l can finish this by NEXT winter! If you have helpful hints for increasing speed, l’d love to hear them. PS: l knit continental style, prefer bamboo needles, love tight twist merino yarn.

  3. Namrata yadav
    February 4, 2018 @ 2:46 am

    I’ve got many of your patterns, but really struggling with getting them done in fingering yarn. Thats is what is available easily to me here. Any advice would be appreciated. Thks

  4. Bindy
    January 25, 2018 @ 2:18 am

    Thanks for letting us know that the donations are ending soon. Am off to purchase the book…and the ‘to knit’ list grows ever-longer.

    Also, since the Ravellenic Games start in early Feb, some of us could knit a Heart On My Sleeve sweater as our Games project. Would that work?

    • alexaludeman
      January 25, 2018 @ 9:27 am

      Hi Bindy – it would!!!

  5. prettyknittyinthebigcity
    January 19, 2018 @ 3:27 pm

    This could be really awesome I want to make a sweater for my kid and I’ve also been adrift for my next project I like a challenge and this sounds fun!