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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. sturdymum
    September 2, 2019 @ 8:28 am

    Really, really hoping you’re going to publish the pattern for that sweater??? Its gorgeous and I have a heap of yarns, including handspun, which I would love to use for this two-colour beauty.

  2. GemmaS78
    June 26, 2019 @ 11:58 am

    I have a fleece given to me from a neighbour’s smallholding in Devon and have been looking for a place to send it to get ithe turned into yarn. I think I’ve found the place!

  3. attemptingeternallygratitude
    June 20, 2019 @ 10:03 am

    Thanks for an illuminating post. I credit your mitten pattern to my return to knitting.

  4. Olivia
    June 17, 2019 @ 2:29 am

    Wow what an experience and I love the sweater

  5. lkspoonersbcglobalnet
    June 15, 2019 @ 8:35 pm

    Thank you so much for taking time to show us this process. It has changed my idea that some yarn is priced too much. Now I know. I can’t wait for you to get your pattern ready for me to buy because I love the sweater. You are great. Thanks again. Linda

  6. Meredith MC
    June 15, 2019 @ 6:22 pm

    Your sweater is gorgeous, and a tactile memory of your experience of the mill. Thanks for sharing. You of course will write up your pattern? Love the work you’re doing!

  7. Donna Friesen
    June 15, 2019 @ 11:38 am

    Wow, love this article, fabulous write up of the process and your new colourwork sweater is gorgeous. Thanks for showing up the process of fleece to skein.

  8. woodsrenaissance
    June 14, 2019 @ 12:59 pm

    Hi – I no longer have an active site on WordPress, but wanted to leave the following comment:

    Good heavens! What a lot of unbelievably intricate work! I love it all. The colors are just brilliant and rich. And the sweater is, of course, quite beautiful! It all makes me want to trade a few totes of “okay” yarn for a skein or two of this magic! – Nancy in northern Minnesota in the US.

  9. Kathie
    June 13, 2019 @ 9:45 am

    Wow – very interesting – thank you for sharing.

  10. Julie M
    June 13, 2019 @ 9:19 am

    Such a fascinating process! The finished sweater will be an heirloom, a definite product of artistry, craft and care. Border Mills will be innundated with orders for yarn and fiber now, I expect. WOWZA!

  11. Jess
    June 13, 2019 @ 9:18 am

    Very interesting insight into this process! Thank you! Your sweater is GORGEOUS.
    I think it’s perfect as-is. Personally, I wouldn’t change a thing about that yoke, but you have to be happy! :)

  12. Elizabeth
    June 13, 2019 @ 7:42 am

    First , your yarn is so beautiful and definitely colors that I would love to knit with!
    Second ,what A process to bring us the most luxurious yarn!
    Thank you for showing us this amazing work!