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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. Pam
    September 27, 2019 @ 10:06 am

    These are adorable sweaters (and adorable children!). I loved that bottom pattern on the brown! I’m going to follow your links and learn more. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Mary Wilson
    December 5, 2018 @ 10:46 am

    Loving this recipe for wonderful wooly sweaters❤️

  3. Donna Heron
    December 5, 2018 @ 5:48 am

    I have a request. I want to use the same motifs in my Strange Brew sweater that r in the photo on the Ravelry pattern page. It’s the photo of the woman taking a selfie with the cup in her hand.
    I’m having trouble identifying them. Can u tell me which ones she used? Thank u so much!!!

    • alexaludeman
      December 6, 2018 @ 11:55 am

      Hi Donna – From bottom to top (neckline) it looks like she used:

      The motif on the top right of page 37
      9 down far left on page 35
      First motif on the far left on page 35
      The top left motif on page 36
      Then she flipped the first motif on the far left of page 35
      She’s used her own tree chart (maybe something like the one in the North Shore pattern)
      I’m not sure what the chart is after the trees
      The motif at the top I believe is the second from the top, far left on page 36

      Hope this helps! Her sweater is beautiful!

  4. Linda Stoner
    November 30, 2018 @ 10:17 am

    Love it!

  5. Olivia
    November 19, 2018 @ 6:21 am

    The children’s sweaters are stunning. Can’t believe they were just samples. Lucky kids.

  6. craftingwithmomma
    November 17, 2018 @ 8:19 pm

    LOVE these sweaters, they’re beautiful! One day I will get to make my kiddos some sweaters.

  7. Meredith MC
    November 17, 2018 @ 9:03 am

    Gorgeous and inspiring!

  8. Christy Campbell
    November 16, 2018 @ 7:25 pm

    Ok this really helped me see the idea of squishy numbers!! Thanks!!!

  9. Jess
    November 16, 2018 @ 7:32 am

    Amazing sweaters and yarn! The “Crunchy Leaves” colorway is perfection, as are your design choices. Since you used a hand dyed yarn, I’m curious to know if you alternated skeins on the plain stockinette sections? You got a perfect blend of colors, so I’m thinking you probably did!

  10. carolynmcb
    November 16, 2018 @ 6:53 am

    I love the ‘dipped hem’ effect! You inspire me to develop my colour work skills. Perhaps that’ll be my 2019 knitting resolution? Either way, great post!