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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. Ann Allen
    June 16, 2021 @ 12:24 am

    Is there a colour photo of a jumper that shows the short row shaping? I’ve only knitted raglans before, and put the short row shaping at the neck,

  2. Kathy Eshnaur
    February 1, 2021 @ 11:32 am

    I am a bit confused about leaving out the short row shaping. Im working on Dogstar and want to omit it for a toddler, but it seems as though the neckband will be too loose. One woman on ravelry did that and she ended up with a huge floppy neck

    • Alexa Ludeman
      February 1, 2021 @ 1:30 pm

      Hi Kathy – I don’t think the two things are necessarily connected. You can just skip the short rows. If you find the neckline too wide for your liking you can work further decreases in that last round before the ribbing to tighten it up.

  3. Oona
    October 30, 2019 @ 9:30 pm

    I’m almost a year late finding this post, but it’s exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for these clear and helpful thoughts about the designing process. Headed over to look at the rest of your patterns and ebook offerings.

  4. Olivia
    November 19, 2018 @ 10:22 am

    I just purchased the ebook and thanks so much for the yoke design worksheet!

  5. blackcashmere
    November 11, 2018 @ 8:52 am

    Love this! I would love a post directed at making a cardigan with these designs. A bit intimidating, but fun to learn.

    • alexaludeman
      November 11, 2018 @ 9:23 pm

      It’s coming so soon…..

  6. Kris
    November 10, 2018 @ 7:07 pm

    Where is it that I can find how to make a Strange Brew sweater into a cardigan? I’d love to do this for my 2 yr old!

    • alexaludeman
      November 11, 2018 @ 9:23 pm

      Hi Kris – steeking post is coming soon!

  7. Jess
    November 10, 2018 @ 8:19 am

    A wealth of information once again. Thank you so much!