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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. Suze
    October 15, 2018 @ 9:48 pm

    Great read love your post Emily & Laine 6 the first and definitely not the last for me but the Tortoiseshell is definitely what I am going to knit up as a first shawl ever! I am wanting to knit this in another yarn, (was thinking The Little Grey Sheep Gotland yarn) question though Emily is choosing a worsted 680m as an alternative say in sheep wool going to be a heavier weight yarn than say the Alpaca tweed? I am in Australia and know worsted to be
    10ply. Confused so am I.😉

    • alexaludeman
      October 17, 2018 @ 10:23 am

      Hi Suze – I’m not sure I understand the question? Emily used a worsted weight yarn at 680m. If you are substituting yarns you want to look for the same yardage, although different yarns will be heavier or lighter

  2. miss agnes
    October 6, 2018 @ 7:08 am

    I did not realize you were behind this beautiful design, congratulations! I’ve been buying Laine since the issue 2, totally agree with you, it is a gorgeous magazine.

  3. thetinfoilhatsociety
    October 5, 2018 @ 7:35 am

    I went to their website but there is no way to subscribe. How might one get this magazine in the US?