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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. Julie
    February 26, 2022 @ 12:24 pm

    Hi! I’m knitting the baby size Beloved Bonnet. I’ve finished the first i-cord and am beginning row 2 increase section. Do I slip 2 purlwise since the 3rd stitch is a purl, or do I slip as to knit. And on row 5, do I slip2 as to knit since the next stitch is a kfb? I’d appreciate the help as soon as you can manage—my daughter’s baby shower is approaching!

    • Emily Wessel
      February 28, 2022 @ 2:36 am

      Hello – unless otherwise noted, always slip stitches purlwise, with yarn held to the wrong-side of the work. So in this pattern, that’s always. So on RS rows, they’re slipped purlwise with the yarn held at back (WS) and on WS rows they’re slipped purlwise with the yarn held at front (WS). ~ Em

  2. Autumn
    February 3, 2022 @ 5:50 pm

    I am going to try to make mittens for the first time and found your pattern. How many dpns do I use for the World’s Most Simple Mittens?

  3. LindaKnits
    April 10, 2021 @ 12:52 am

    Hello from Germany! This will be my first sweater (yay!), but I have one question: I’ve successfully knitted the ribbing, but for the next step the pattern says to increase (in my case 22) stitches evenly (to my 86 cast on stitches). Which increase of stitches am I supposed to make? And to increase evenly am I supposed to make an increase every 4 stitches? Thanks for your help!
    Best, Linda

    • Alexa Ludeman
      April 10, 2021 @ 1:08 pm

      Hi Linda – You can use your preferred increase method. I usually use an m1 increase. To increase 22 sts evenly in 86 sts you will want to increase every 3-4 sts for a total of 22 increases.

  4. Sarah Jane Sleeman
    April 8, 2021 @ 9:53 pm

    Please can I have your free pattern for socks?

    • Alexa Ludeman
      April 9, 2021 @ 11:36 am

      Hi Sarah – You can find all of our patterns on our website

  5. Colorful Sisters
    October 9, 2020 @ 7:06 am

    your blog is amazing!

  6. janpriddyoregon
    October 8, 2020 @ 6:15 am

    I made several pairs of socks from your Rye Light pattern to gift last Christmas. Thank you for that wonderful pattern—they were a hit.