Friday, 6 September 2013

Handmade in the UK - a newcomer's romantic view

Emily Wessel is one half of Tin Can Knits – the modern knit design company that brought you the Pop Blanket, Antler Cardigan, and loves to size their adorable seamless sweaters from baby all the way up to adult 4XL!

Two years ago, Emily arrived in the UK, on a quest for adventure with a plan to grow her knit design company from a part time pursuit to a full time career.  Adventure (and plenty of late nights!) ensued - she is now married to an adorable Scot, has a kitten and a lovely home office, and has published four books: 9 Months of Knitting, Pacific Knits, Great White North, and most recently Handmade in the UK.

Handmade in the UK is a very special collection – it features yarns from amazing UK indie dyers including Juno Fibre Arts, The Uncommon Thread, Old Maiden Aunt, and Skein Queen, and sketches of the inspiring cityscapes and landscapes that Emily loves in her new home.  The lace designs are complex, organic, and delicious to knit, but also wearable and elegant.

As a newbie to the UK, Emily is still exploring the knitting and design scene, and will be joining in on the Great London Yarn Crawl – You'll see her on the Orange Route, or at the pub afterwards!  Be sure to introduce yourself and say hello (she's happy to sign books!). You can find Tin Can Knits books and patterns at Loop and at other knit shops.

Each Yarn Crawl goody bag includes a code for a free copy of either the Antler Cardigan or Lush Cardigan pattern.  And if you join us in the pub for the draw, you have the chance to win one of 3 copies of Handmade in the UK!

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