Today we celebrate the clever brain inside the head of Alice Beltran.
She’s the originator of Knitstrips—a knitting pattern rendered as comic strip. Since we launched her first Knitstrip last fall, many thousands of happy visual learners have downloaded these free patterns and enjoyed the drawings of Juliana Horner, which bring Alice’s excellent patterns into brilliant color.
These four simple projects are perfect for new knitters. Or wizened experts. (Remember MDK Rule No. 394: Knit below your skill level.)
There’s the Never Fail Muffler. Tiny-dose brioche.
You’ve got Never Fail Legwarmers, aka socks without all those pesky socky parts.
For the house with Christmas-tree-climbing cats or toddlers, the unbreakable Never Fail Ornament.
And the Knitstrip that started it all, Never Fail Mitts.
See all the free Knitstrips, along with our other classic MDK patterns, here.
Now, Juliana has moved on to conquer new worlds, so we are on the hunt for a new Knitstrips artist. Do you know of an artist who has the heart and soul of a knitter who would like to continue the Knitstrips series, working with Alice? Spread the word and be in touch via the Contact Us button at the bottom.