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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. Erica Browne
    October 21, 2021 @ 8:58 pm

    I love thus technique, never knew it had a name. Knitted and Crocheted many items using this stash buster.

  2. Pamela Tidswell
    February 11, 2021 @ 10:09 am

    Could have done with the mitten pattern instead of having to downsize an adult one for my grandson. Never mind. It worked.
    Love your posts and patterns.

  3. Tracey
    February 8, 2020 @ 11:28 am

    Love your posts! I’ve been knitting felted mittens and I need a change ;) I’ve never knitted with 2&3 strands together before….. I guess you know what I’ll be doing tonight!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Pamela Watson
    February 8, 2020 @ 6:02 am

    Aww… this is wonderful information! And to think I have been doing this for years and didn’t even know it was something!!! I will definitely have to do some experimenting with more than just two colors and just 2 strands!!! Thanks for the new knowledge and the gentle nudge!!!

  5. Carol Cooley
    February 8, 2020 @ 12:42 am

    TOYS and texture: with marling one can make yarn resembling texture at low cost, too.
    UK reader Animal fur and birds’ feathers and lots more. CC UK

  6. Carol Cooley
    February 8, 2020 @ 12:37 am

    BRILLIANT, Many thanks. I do a lot of knitting and have always wondered how to use sock or other thin yarn purchased from charity shops. Thank you again for having worked out the figures, not my strong point. UK reader

  7. askcarolynwarren
    February 7, 2020 @ 11:16 am

    I would love to see what those 3 snap hats look like “inside out” with the stockinette showing. Would you be able to show us that for our education on marling?

  8. Dionne Bloomfield
    February 7, 2020 @ 8:38 am

    Thank you for this. Inspiring!

  9. highroads2
    November 25, 2019 @ 9:28 am

    Marvelous ideas and great help. Thank you a lot. 😘

  10. Chloe
    November 2, 2019 @ 4:26 pm

    *its own (not it’s own)

  11. cherylcan
    March 14, 2018 @ 9:57 am

    I have been destashing so this technique has been key. Love the new hat design.

  12. Jannette B.
    March 14, 2018 @ 7:16 am

    I started knitting an afghan last year that has a variegated sock yarn knit with a solid WW yarn – and then add in a (slightly) darker WW when the first ball ends – and repeat – gradually ending up with a gradated sort-of-marled look. Can’t wait to see it finished!

  13. madeantiquated
    March 13, 2018 @ 4:44 pm

    Thanks for this great tutorial—I love the look of marled knitting but haven’t tried it yet. Now I definitely will!

  14. nephele
    March 13, 2018 @ 11:44 am

    Love this. I’m making a crazy hoodie by using up all my leftover bits of multicolored sock yarns – three strands held together. I add a deliberately random new yarn in whenever one of the three runs out. I expect the end result to warm, cozy and bonkers.