Meghan Jones, aka anythingbutsnow on Ravelry. For the past few years, Meghan has been designing and publishing beautiful patterns for cowls, mittens, hats, and baby clothes. Her work appears in Stitching In the Stacks, a new book from Cooperative Press that offers "30 exquisite designs inspired by librarians (real and fictional), library architecture, cataloging systems, and sometimes the books themselves."
But Meghan is more than Marian the Librarian. Last month, she published four terrific patterns that come in both "regular" and extended sizes. I'm delighted by her talent and ability to make patterns for the larger among us. She also offers notes on how to rework increases or decreases if you need to alter pattern sizing.
Meghan has given me two copies of each of these patterns to give away to some awfully lucky winners. To enter this contest, just leave a comment below with your favorite design. I'll pick two lucky winners for each pattern.
Gauge 5 spi
A flattering hourglass silhouette is accentuated with vertical cables of bright red racing up the right front and center back of this cardigan. Featuring simple intarsia techniques and bicolor cables this classic cardigan is the perfect combination of new techniques and basic stockinette.
Gauge 5 spi
Worked in the round from the bottom up, Chevron Tee has simple garter stitch stripes and a mosaic pattern embellishment. Wide panels of garter stitch hide the decreases in the A-line shaping, and are slimming to the body. The garter stitch panels continue along the raglan sleeve shaping and culminate in an open neckline.
Gauge 5 spi
Stonehenge was inspired by the monolithic blocks of granite that make up the Stonehenge circle floating in a sea of green grass. This seamless garment is worked all in one piece from the bottom up with areas of intarsia and A-line shaping.
Sizes to 57.25
Gauge 4.5 spi
A color blocked vest worked all in one piece from the bottom up with stranded cables to transition between colors.
If you'd like to win one of these patterns, please leave a comment below with your first and second choices. You've got to play to win, so leave a comment today. Or buy Meghan's patterns - we need to support the designers who do so much to support us.