Great White by Laura Patterson

Great White

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January 2016
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in lace stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
325 - 500 yards (297 - 457 m)
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When I was young, I looked forward to every new episode of The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau with bated breath. The silence, the solitude, the beauty, the teeming schools of fish, the sunlight shining through the water, and the extreme, sudden violence, all melded in my mind, my heart, my psyche, until many years later when I was presented with the opportunity to learn to SCUBA dive. There was no way I was not going to learn to dive. Willingly climbing into a shark cage when a great white shark is in the area is something else again. Not going there. I’m not that crazy. But when I saw the lovely old knit border, Aunt Jenny’s Shark’s Tooth Edging, it seemed like the best of both worlds.

It starts with a cast on of just six little stitches. The shark tooth lace border grows from there to its full width. When long enough, the work is turned, and stitches are picked up along the edge. Short rows, much like those that shape the heel of a top-down sock, shape it into a crescent.

Finished size outer lace edge width x center height:
75 x 7.5, 83 x 7.75 (91 x 8, 99 x 8.25, 107 x 8.75) inches
190.5 x 19, 211 x 19.5 (231 x 20.5, 251.5 x 21, 272 x 22) cm

Yarn: Fingering weight; 325, 350 (400, 450, 500) yards.

Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, double YO, applied edge, short rows.

Notions: 2 stitch markers (optional), short length of smooth waste yarn of similar size in contrasting color, yarn needle.

Difficulty: Intermediate.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.