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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. Kathie
    January 7, 2021 @ 10:40 am

    I love how you put the colors together on the blanket. I completely understand why you would use a knitting machine to make this blanket in sock weight yarn. My first thought about using my sock yarn to do something like this – “it’s too expensive to use sock yarn for this”. After giving it a little more thought, maybe that is not true. I don’t have SQ of stash, but what I have is a lot of single skein sock yarns and maybe a double sided scarf or a tubular scarf using 3 or 4 skeins of different colors would be worth investigating – thanks for making my brain think outside the box.

  2. tinaor
    January 7, 2021 @ 10:26 am

    Lovely post! And I popped over to read Using Your Precious Stash too – great read again! I think we all have things we ‘have’ and daren’t use. I can immediately think of two piles of yarn – one of which I think about from time to time and can’t decide what to make – I think I purchased enough for a short cardigan but really want a long top to cover my bumps and lumps! I shall have to rethink that one so I can enjoy using and wearing it. Very cute models by the way!

  3. askcarolynwarren
    January 7, 2021 @ 8:39 am

    I love your striped color combinations! I’ve been wanting to make a wall hanging that is either knit or crochet, but right now I’m knitting a chevron shawl from some lovely Uneek self-striping yarn I got for Christmas.

  4. weheartblank
    January 7, 2021 @ 6:31 am

    I try to remind myself that there will ALWAYS be another beautiful skein of yarn to buy. Helps avoid both the “preciousness” around the prized yarn in my stash and the “gotta have it” feeling when I’m in the yarn store and looking at yarn that I absolutely do not need!