Bruce The Great White Shark by Frances Gillespie

Bruce The Great White Shark

September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
12 inches/30.5 cm long
This pattern is available for free.

For those of you too young to remember, ‘Bruce’ was the movie-set name of the mechanical shark that was used in filming the original ‘Jaws’ movie. He sank a lot.

Bruce is a knitted and felted great white shark. Once completed, he measures about 12 inches/30.5 cm long.

If made for a child, Bruce should be a room decoration only until age 3, or past the ‘everything in the mouth’ stage.


After felting, Bruce will be about 12 inches/30.5 cm long

Patons Classic Wool 100% wool; 210 yd per 100g skein
spacer MC Dark Grey Mix; 1 skein
spacer CC1 Aran; 1 skein
spacer CC2 Grey Mix; a few yards

Recommended needle size
always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter’s gauge is unique
spacer US #9/5.5mm needles for working flat
spacer US #9/5.5mm needles for working small circumference in the round
Note: DPNs are recommended for ease of working small rounds, and for sections worked flat with small numbers of stitches.

spacer stitch holders or waste yarn
spacer a length of waste yarn
spacer stitch markers
spacer pair of 9mm brown animal safety eyes
spacer polyester stuffing
spacer yarn needle
spacer regular sewing needle, thread

Gauge is not critical but should be loose to allow for shrinkage during felting.
Sample gauge pre-felting was 14 sts/18 rows = 4 inches/10cm.