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Knitstrips fans rejoice!

Everybody’s favorite comic strip + pattern is back, this time with the juiciest, most technique-rich project yet: a worsted-weight hat that will take you through a provisional cast on and—yes—kitchener stitch. 

We welcome the talented Melissa Washburn to MDK. She takes the helm as the illustrator for Alice Beltran’s Knitstrips.

If you’d like an easy-to-print PDF version of this pattern, you’ll find it here.

Have fun! Share the love by posting your Never Fail Watch Caps with the hashtag #myMDK on Instagram and Facebook.

Kay and Ann

About The Author

Alice Beltran lives in Long Beach, California with her family, who she loves covering in handknits. She has taught beginning knitting and rarely knits things that don’t require significant design input because she likes making it up. She grew up on Archie comic books. Later on, Len Deighton’s Action Cook Book showed her that comics could be instructive.

Alice recently opened a new shop of  beautiful hand-crafted jewelry for handknits, CostumeJewelryHabit. Michelin rating: Worth a Detour.

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  • Congratulations, Melissa Washburn! I’m so happy for you! The new Knitstrip is beautiful!

    • Thank you Lauren! It’s a great pattern and I really loved illustrating it 🙂

  • Alice and Melissa, great teamwork! I have yet to do a provisional cast-on pattern, but this one is so interesting and quick that I am up for the challenge! Thank you!!!

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