Mary O'Shea

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Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
Includes Bonus Cranberry Lattice Mitts pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
NOTE: this pattern was formerly one of our red scarf scholarship fundraiser patterns for Holiday 2017.
Knitting: Mittens
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Knitting: Feet / Legs - Other
These are a quick-to-make gift to help you use up special left-over yarn and delight friends and family that love to practice yoga, but hate cold feet. Dancers love these, too, and they come in handy for pedicures as well!
Knitting: Mittens
Even though mittens are not (usually!) needed in Maine in June, this mitten’s name reflects the colors and timing of the design. This pattern was originally conceived in the early spring, with thoughts of summer in mind--the actual working of the sample started right at midsummer, in very Swedish colors! So this one is for all our Swedish “sist...
Knitting: Mittens
These are the mittens you reach for when the temperatures plummet and the wind is howling, but you still have to walk the dog and go get the mail, and worst of all, hang on to a freezing cold steering wheel!
Knitting: Mittens
Smooth Sailing Mittens work up quickly in a DK or sport weight yarn. The cuff is lined for cozy warmth at the wrist. Directions are written for one size, adult medium, but additional sizes may be made by working at a different gauge. This might require using a different weight yarn and needles. The chart shows all stitches except the cuff lining.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This cap is a spin-off from the Picea Mitten pattern, and would make a great set with it. The pom-pom is optional, but so far has been a favorite feature! Any worsted weight yarn would work well for this pattern, and it can just as easily be done with two colors as well as the three called for. The cap can be worn pulled down for blustery days,...
Knitting: Mittens
Looking at this pattern is like watching cumulus clouds in the summer--searching for images in the sky. Depending on which variation you’re viewing, and where you’re coming from, you might see bare tree branches, arachnids, hearts, paper birch bark, subdivision layouts, circuit boards, arthropods, etc. What do you see?
Knitting: Mittens
This pattern is written in one size, adult medium.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These are tough, warm socks that work up quickly. The yarn called for in this pattern includes nylon as well as wool and wears very well. However, if a hole does appear in the toe or heel portion of the sock, it is easy to pull out the old section and just knit a new heel or toe!
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens knit up quickly in worsted weight yarn. The medium size fits women and teens with average size hands, and men with small hands. The large size works well for men with larger hands. Changing the yarn, gauge, or needle size will affect the size of the completed project.
Knitting: Cowl, Mittens
Gauge for the cowl is 23 sts and 27 rows in 4 inches
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Headband
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens have a cozy lined cuff, giving them a snug, warm fit, without the bulk of a fully lined mitten. The thumb includes a gusset.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This hat pattern is written for yarn weights ranging from DK and Sport to Worsted and Aran.
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
This pattern was designed to maximize the use of two skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh DK--there were just 20 yards left after knitting the samples! The size given fits an average adult.
Knitting: Stocking
This is a quick, fun baby knit and it is a great way to use up small amounts of leftover yarn. The sample was knit in a worsted weight (110 yards/50 gram skein) superwash merino wool. The sample shown is the 3 months size. Baby Leo loves it, and wears it everyday!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is a quick and easy knit, super comfy, and fits a wide range of head sizes up to 22+ inches in circumference. It can be made slouchier by adding length before decreasing for the top.
Knitting: Mittens
This design was initially planned as a “man mitten”, and it is a great design for men. But many women have liked it for themselves as well, and it comes in a range of sizes that will accommodate both men and women. Right and left mittens are mirror images of each other, and the palm has it’s own pattern. The thumb has a gusset and is located sl...
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens are a great choice for girls and teens, as well as women. Knit in Maine’s own Quince & Co. Chickadee yarn, they are cozy and warm, in cheerful colors that are just the thing to brighten up drab winter days. This design has a comfy hem with a decorative picot edge, making it a great choice for a dressy mitten.
Knitting: Mittens
This mitten pattern calls for 6 colors, though only 2 are ever in use in any one round, with no carry longer than 5 stitches. The thumb has a gusset and is located slightly onto the palm of the hand, making for an excellent fit, and causing no distortion of the pattern when worn.