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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. lkeke35
    October 20, 2021 @ 4:31 am

    I have just begun my colorwork journey, after about four or five years of knitting, and I’m definitely going to be following some of. Your patterns! Beautiful Colorwork was the reason I wanted to learn how to knit in the first place. These patterns look great!
    In fact, one of your free sweaters was my first big project.

  2. courtneyrobinsonrn
    October 16, 2021 @ 7:47 pm

    These hats are beautiful! I seriously need to get into colorwork. I’ve done so many skills, but never colorwork. It looks really fun!

  3. Beth Blacksin
    October 15, 2021 @ 11:08 am

    Hi Tine Can Knits: I have a question about the world’s simplest mittens pattern. I have made this pattern many times. I now have some leftover lamb’s pride bulky from a sweater and would like to make matching mittens. As you are aware, this gage is 3sts/in. Do you think if i went up a size (from m to l), it would work for a medium hand? Or any other advice-if it’s getting different yarn, that’s ok too! Thank you, Beth Blacksin

    • Emily Wessel
      October 17, 2021 @ 11:48 pm

      Hi Beth – to knit the mittens on a thicker yarn, you will follow the instructions for a smaller size (rather than a larger one), because each stitch will come out larger, so less stitches are required to make up the width of fabric required. You can cast on a tube with the number of stitches that the pattern size you are guessing has (say, 1 size down?) and then knit that tube fore 2″, then see how it fits around your palm. If it’s too big, go another size down, if it’s too small, try a size up.