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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. Anne
    March 25, 2021 @ 4:53 pm

    My biggest concern is yardage for sweaters. I wanted a colour work sweater so picked Marshland so I can use different colours and make my MC go farther. I have knit the yoke and both sleeves so the length will depend on how much MC I have left. Looking promising so far…fingers crossed!

  2. Helen Schendel
    March 25, 2021 @ 9:16 am

    Love the men’s cabled hat. What pattern did you use? Northwards??

    • Alexa Ludeman
      March 25, 2021 @ 12:32 pm

      Hi Helen – good eye, it is indeed Northward!

  3. janpriddyoregon
    March 25, 2021 @ 6:31 am

    I love your posts and have knit your socks, but I am mostly hand weaver. I have had good luck using 2-ply handspun in both warp and weft. My favorite combination in half handspun (every other end) in the warp and the rest KPPPM Koigu. I get two kinds of variation from the dyed in the wool handspun and space dyed Koigu.

    Thank you for your inspirational posts. I save them all.