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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. Maureen Lewicki
    December 17, 2020 @ 6:33 am

    Nancy!! I am sorry to hear about the Macular Degeneration. I was in the field of (please excuse this ‘label’) visual impairment for 20 years. I would be thrilled to help you strategize your knitting, such as color work. I have a dear friend going through what you are, also a knitter: keep those sticks and strings moving❤️
    contact me if you want
    or by my blog
    or on ravelry I am mlewicki

  2. Dot
    December 14, 2020 @ 2:02 pm

    It looks like there are two ways to buy this pattern – here at your site, or through Ravelry. Which way gives you the larger share of the income?

    • Emily Wessel
      December 15, 2020 @ 5:33 am

      Hi Dot – Thanks for asking! Whichever is most convenient for you is best, what we make is close to the same on both platforms. Cheers ~ Em

  3. Olivia
    December 14, 2020 @ 5:57 am

    Soooo pretty.

  4. woodsrenaissance
    December 8, 2020 @ 2:58 pm

    Okay, gals you win. I WANT TO MAKE THIS HAT !!!!!! I would say sweater too, but:

    #1 – I have enough WIPs to furnish a good-sized closet or move on as gifts, but mostly things for me ( including a few sweaters) which we know from experience rarely get finished!!!

    #2 – I have a database that tracks my entire stash, large enough to rival most yarn shops!!

    #3 – I am almost 84 years old, and that might preclude me from finishing ANYTHING!

    #4 – I have advancing Macular Degeneration, which is currently being medically kept at bay. Might make colorwork a bit challenging.

    Now – I will unexpectedly become a great-grandmother again next June (oddly enough perhaps on the day after my 84th birthday!) I don’t know the baby’s gender yet, but might a month or so from now. So I have some time to do the newborn’s first gift, the hat. And this one is superb. But – I am not expert at color use, but have done a bit. I’m willing to try. I’d like to use a solid color of blue or pink (traditional grandfather, my son) for the main color, as soon as I know. Then a variegated mixture of all pastels, which would please my son immensely. (He is planning to provide a Chicago Bears newborn hat, boy or girl!!). I have tons of sock yarn, and may even find some in pastels! (Or maybe not – I’m not a fan, personally). I’m a transplanted Chicagoan myself, 40 years ago, and now, remarried for 35 years, long retired with hubby and living in far northern Minnesota – brrr!

    Any thoughts? Or recommendations??

    I’m off to Ravelry (I’m geminiknitter there) to buy the pattern!! Love everything you ladies do!

    Nancy Reed 😊 😷 😉

    • Alexa Ludeman
      December 9, 2020 @ 11:24 am

      Hi Nancy – I think your colour plan sounds beautiful. Pastels are lovely on little ones!