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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. 4realjoy
    December 29, 2021 @ 4:53 pm

    Please help!
    I’ve made the first i-cord, now on “increase section”
    Rows 1-4 went ok, I now have 7 stitches. ROW 5, shows I’ll have 9 stitches at the end of that row but see no increases made in row 5 to get those 2 extra stitches. I still only have the 7 stitches I had on row 4. What am I missing?? I’d really appreciate any input on this. Thankyou!

    • Alexa Ludeman
      December 30, 2021 @ 12:57 pm

      Hi – kfb is an increase, does that help?

  2. Danette Bares
    May 26, 2021 @ 7:03 pm

    Please help!! When I get to the completion of the short row 2 and begin row 3 the garter stitch on the right side no longer exists? I have ripped it twice and cannot figure out what is wrong?? Any advice or suggestions??

  3. Rose
    April 17, 2019 @ 6:43 pm

    Haven’t made this before now but oh so cute and oh so quick!! I’m making a newborn and a big sister bonnet for a colleague who is due to hatch soon. I’m going to be making more!

  4. Eliza
    December 7, 2018 @ 8:27 am

    Hi, I just bought the pattern today, but don’t find the promised i-cord tutorial

    • alexaludeman
      January 29, 2019 @ 12:54 pm

      Hi Eliza – sorry about that! We could have sworn we had done that tutorial already! It is up on the blog now.

  5. ViosbyMTL
    November 29, 2018 @ 12:45 pm

    Just bought the pattern. However, I can’t find the help for the i-cord cast on :(.

    • alexaludeman
      January 29, 2019 @ 12:54 pm

      Hi – sorry about that! We could have sworn we had done that tutorial already! It is up on the blog now.

  6. Theo W. Fitzsimmons
    May 12, 2018 @ 5:56 pm

    If you lose the I-cord and knit in white you’d get a prefect piece for a Handmaiden costume.

  7. Lize
    May 12, 2018 @ 12:05 am

    I love this pattern!

  8. Helen schendel
    May 9, 2018 @ 6:09 am

    So I cast on immediately but had to rip back and now I can’t seem to pink up the cord stitches correctly.

  9. janalphillips
    May 8, 2018 @ 8:14 pm

    Can someone help me out? I started knitting this today. When you sl2, do you always do it purlwise or knitwise, or differently depending on your row. The pattern specifies for “sl” but not “sl2” and I am just feeling unsure at this point. Help!

    • alexaludeman
      May 10, 2018 @ 9:41 am

      Hi Janal – You want to slip the sts with yarn at the wrong side. You want to slip your sts purlwise, except in the sl2-k1-psso

  10. Jo Howell
    May 5, 2018 @ 2:24 am

    Dear Friends,

    I have tried to purchase a copy of the ‘Beloved’ bonnet pattern today. I don’t have a Paypal account so opted for the credit-card option. However, I was not allowed to complete my purchase without opening a Paypal account – I don’t want a Paypal account. Can you help?

    Kind Regards Jo Howell

    • alexaludeman
      May 10, 2018 @ 9:43 am

      Hi Jo – it should work with just a CC, but maybe send us an email and we can sort you out.

  11. AJ
    May 3, 2018 @ 1:12 pm

    So cute!

  12. Brigid de Jong
    May 3, 2018 @ 7:06 am

    Perfect timing! I have a baby shower to attend in two weeks. Something hand made is always best!

  13. ReginaMary
    May 3, 2018 @ 6:11 am

    Oh my…xoxoxo