Knit Stars
go behind the scenes at Tin Can Knits!

Sign up now for Knit Stars, a fabulous online summit is happening this October! Click here for all the information and to enroll!

If you decide to join us, we'll guide you in designing your own Fair Isle yoke sweater - we're including two exciting new TCK patterns with your Knit Stars enrollment. Alexa shares tips on getting started, two-handed knitting, choosing a colour palette, and skipping the swatch by making a hat or cowl instead!

I can't wait to learn more about brioche from Nancy Marchant, get an eye into Michelle Wang's design genius, learn about flattering fit from Amy Herzog, and expand my lace skills with Laura Nelkin. There is so much to learn in this one exciting event!

You'll recieve instruction from 10 knit stars: Alexa Ludeman, Amy Herzog, Andrea Mowry, Beata Jezek (Hedgehog Fibres), Laura Nelkin, Michele Wang (mishi2x Designs), Nancy Marchant ("The Brioche Queen"), Steven Berg (StevenBe), Tammy White (Wing & a Prayer Farm), and Tamara Kelly (Moogly Blog).

Can't wait until October? Knit Stars 1.0 featured the wisdom and inspiration of designers including ... and it's available right now!


Heart On My Sleeve
knit with care

Heart on my Sleeve is a book of 8 sweater patterns, sized baby to big, from 9 different designers. Designs have been donated by Shannon Cook, Romi Hill, Bristol Ivy, Tanis Lavallée, Joji Locatelli, Alexa Ludeman, Jane Richmond, Ysolda Teague, and Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits. The project and ebook were coordinated by Tin Can Knits. Check out the designs now!

Buy the ebook now for $18 USD

For each $18 ebook sold, $16.80 USD is donated to the Against Malaria Foundation (the remainder is made up of Paypal and Ravelry fees). Each ebook purchased will help purchase nets that keep people safe. What do you need to do? Just buy the book and get knitting!

As designers, we are constantly inspired and impressed by the knitting community. Our work goes out into the world and passes through so many hands, and in this we saw an opportunity to contribute.

July 31 2017 UPDATE: so far we've donated $48,095 USD - this buys 19,585 nets, to protect 35,000 people (this is the entire population of 60-70 villages)
Check the fundraising progress here.





Join us and share your Heart On My Sleeve sweaters in our Facebook group or your favourite social spot using the hashtag:




Summer Of Lace
delicate patterns for the slow rhythm of summertime

This summer, let lace entrance you, as delicate patterns reveal themselves through the slow and rhythmic pace of knitting. Watch the world buzz, rumble and scoot past your porch swing as row by row the pattern reveals itself.

Lace projects are lightweight, easy to pop in your handbag and well suited to the leisurely mood I aim to enjoy in the summertime. Work a couple more rows as you savour a cool drink on a shady patio with friends. Or pack a lightweight project into your hiking backpack when you head out into the wilderness.

A few of our favourite lace projects:

Lodestar Stole by Tin Can Knits low tide sunflower shawl estuary shawl raindrops pullover branching out shawl photosynthesis shawl old growth cardigan viewfinder cowl


The Tin Can Knits Library ::: Since 2011 until today we've been knitting hard to bring you irresistible modern patterns!

Mad ColourMax & Bodhi's WardrobeRoad TripGreat White NorthHandmade in the UKPacific Knits9 Months of Knitting