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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. Jeni
    October 19, 2022 @ 11:00 am

    I can’t wait to try making some of the patterns

  2. Denise
    October 6, 2022 @ 1:18 pm

    I always think that portraits in black and white do the same thing. You really look right into a person’s soul when you are not distracted by the colour.
    That cider sweater is gorgeous.

  3. Nancy
    October 6, 2022 @ 10:55 am

    Thanks! This makes it so much easier to see the pattern! I’ve done lots of cables. My problem is getting my knitted item to FIT ME. On your beginning lessons book, which I have downloaded, you say that you should have a negative ease for the first hat. That was. Wes to me and explained why my hats are sometimes too big. Before, I had always been choosing a ribbed hat pattern to get it to fit. So my question is: this hat looks like it is a ribbed hat where the ribbed section is cabled. Do I have to do a swatch if I order this hat? I KNOW, ALWAYS DO A SWATCH! But with cabled ribbing how will I know how much to stretch it? This is a beautiful hat! Thanks. Frustrated knitter.

    • Alexa Ludeman
      October 9, 2022 @ 8:25 pm

      Hi Nancy – For a hat like this I usually think good size swatch is ALMOST the same size as just knitting the hat, so I personally just cast on and rip out if it’s too big/small

  4. Linda Radwanski
    October 6, 2022 @ 6:58 am

    Beautiful!! Good move