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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. Marilyn
    January 9, 2023 @ 9:42 am

    Yes, so true. In December I cast on for a simple cardigan that I thought would be finished by New Year’s. But 3 broken needles later, not to mention some frogging for size and “other” issues (other meaning they definitely would not look like a design choice within the cable panel). At one point I felt stressed about not having it done sooner, but then I remembered that’s just fine. Enjoying the process is what it’s about for me, far more than having the finished item (except for hats – that’s the reverse). Thank you for the post and for everything Tin Can Knits has given me and the knitting community over the years.

  2. Miriam Bartley
    January 6, 2023 @ 8:40 am

    Beautiful posting.

  3. Karen Stewart
    January 6, 2023 @ 5:03 am

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. A wonderful reminder to me. I have a second grandbaby on the way, and plan to knit the Nest sweater.

  4. Jess
    January 5, 2023 @ 1:50 pm

    That last photograph is so beautiful that it made me weepy!