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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. Leslie M. Moorer
    November 29, 2022 @ 5:05 am

    When we were kids my grandmother would send us hand knitted slippers with BIG pompoms on them. I just loved them. When I had my own daughter, I found the pattern for the slippers my grandmother had made so many years before. Then every Xmas she had the slippers too!
    When my daughter was learning to knit, her first project was slippers with the BIG pompoms🙂🙂

  2. Tania Disney
    November 25, 2022 @ 11:26 am

    A lovely post, thank you.I have an aran jumper that I knitted as a teenager, it took me about a year, but it was from yarn bought on a holiday to Donegal with my family. It has frayed but it still wearable nearly 60 years later.

  3. Emma
    November 24, 2022 @ 9:23 am

    I think that having something with memories attached to it is part of the joy of knitting (and other crafts). I love picking up pieces I made years ago and remembering not just them being used e.g. by a child now grown far too large, but also my making of them – my mood at the time, what was going on around me while I was making them.

  4. janpriddyoregon
    November 24, 2022 @ 6:38 am

    We are many, reading this, and we are thankful for you and your contributions to our own memories.