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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. alireflections
    May 1, 2023 @ 5:57 am

    ah! okay – I think I got it – so adding 2 new stitches to the end of the row

  2. Ali
    April 28, 2023 @ 8:41 am

    Hello – newer knitter here! When creating the short rows, could you clarify how you add extra knits after the k2tog if the double stitch is at the end (e.g. in the instructions at the end of short row 3)? I am knitting to the doubled stitch but have no further stitches to add to because the doubled stitch is the last one in the row. Please let me know if I’m missing something! Thanks so much for your assistance!

    • Emily Wessel
      April 30, 2023 @ 11:38 pm

      You are elongating the short-rows as you go in this case. So you work to the ‘doubled stitch’, you work a k2tog (or p2tog) to resolve that doubled stitch, and then you knit one or two further stitches from the left-hand needle, making that row a little bit longer than the previous short row was. You’re going past the end of the previous short-row. Hope this helps! ~ Emily

  3. Nadege
    April 27, 2023 @ 8:07 pm

    Great to know – thank you!

  4. Nadege
    April 27, 2023 @ 8:45 am

    This is a great tutorial/lesson especially the short rows. Sincere question – is there a reason the button band is not knitted along with the cardigan? It would be less steps. Is it due to preference or other knitterly reasons?

    Your patterns are amazing,

    • Emily Wessel
      April 27, 2023 @ 12:32 pm

      The Classic Cardigan pattern includes two neckline options! The simpler, but less structured, method is to knit neckline ribbing immediately (as you suggest). An alternative method (shown in this tutorial) is to pick up and knit a ribbed neckline, after completing the remainder of the cardigan. This creates more structure from which the sweater can hang. This is most useful for larger sizes and heavier yarn weights. Working the ribbing last also makes it easier to adjust the neckline stitch count, gauge, and bind-off tension for a perfect fit.