Congratulations to Tin Can Knits on your new website! It's beautiful, it's functional and it's so you!
Tin Can Knits is the Canadian design duo, Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel. They've been publishing stunning, seamless knitting patterns for people of all sizes since 2010, including 10 books! When you buy a Tin Can Knits pattern you know it will be written clearly, with both written and charted instructions (where applicable) AND they will mostly likely be sized from infant to 5XL adult sizes, the exception usually being for baby-specific items like knitted pants (Hey, I'd knit those!)
Tin Can Knits have always done an amazing job at catering to their knitters' needs and wants, always offering in-depth tutorials where they see the need. Heck, their Strange Brew colourwork sweater pattern is just as much a tutorial as it is a knitwear design.
So, it only makes sense that they've been working hard behind the scenes to make their website even more accessible for us TCK fans.
Yesterday they announced the release of their new website, and it doesn't disappoint! Each pattern has its own page with every link you ever desired organized flawlessly. Here are some screenshots of the page for the Love Note sweater (Ahem, I'm knitting it right now):
And when you click that link that says "12 helpful blog posts"...
...it takes you to a page where you can easily choose the blog post that best suits your needs, as well as the link to the corresponding tutorial! (see below)
And that "Browse all Resources" button takes you to the hub. A searchable TCK hub. Just go there and type the TCK thing you need help with you'll find it. I searched "M1" and found an illustration for how to M1 or 'make one'. Then I searched "chart" and found an entire blog post about how to read a knitting chart. It's not rocket science, but not everyone is talented at organizing, either, so it is MUCH appreciated that they put the time and effort to make their new website this awesome.
Thank you Emily and Alexa, for the gift of organization! You're always putting yourself in you knitters' shoes and we appreciate it.
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Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the proprietor and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn, and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
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