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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. amycoppola
    February 17, 2022 @ 2:06 pm

    Thank you so much for your clear and concise explanation. I have been searching for an explanation on how to fix linen stitches and what that would look like if I have to ladder down. What does a slipped stitch look like… instead of pulling loops up every row, do I just skip one? Help!!

  2. JanetHJungkuntz
    January 25, 2022 @ 9:00 pm

    Thanks for simple, easy to follow instructions. I’ll be trying these techniques using linen yarn.

  3. kate
    January 21, 2022 @ 6:45 am

    loved all of it am always looking for something different in my sock patterns and this is next just can’t decide which way to go!!! lol

  4. Mary E Dyke
    December 2, 2021 @ 3:01 pm

    I am wondering if you have to be watchful of your tension with the floats in the back (or front) with slipped stitches? I have had some issues with this.

    • Alexa Ludeman
      December 9, 2021 @ 12:55 pm

      You want to keep it loose. But with slipped stitches I usually keep the same tension as I do with my knitting.

  5. Valerie
    November 12, 2021 @ 8:13 am

    I love the way you de-mystify knitting techniques! As a beginner knitter I really appreciate the photo’s, simple explanations, and that chart makes me feel like maybe I could follow one! I will try the Bumble hat for a Christmas gift. Thank-you!

    • Emily Wessel
      November 15, 2021 @ 3:59 am

      Thanks for the compliments, and I hope you enjoy Bumble! ~ Em

  6. jevans78
    November 12, 2021 @ 7:53 am

    Amazing! So jealous of your knitting capabilities! Have you ever thought of hosting live knitting tutorials??

    • Emily Wessel
      November 15, 2021 @ 3:58 am

      Thanks for the compliments! It’s all practice (and more practice!). Thanks for the suggestion about live tutorials!