Shark by Clare Doornbos


February 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7.5 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
80 yards (73 m)
15” nose to tail
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Knit your own toy shark, 15” long from nose to tail. This shark is a knitted marvel, even his pointy teeth are knitted. And with only two short seams he’s a perfect project for the knitter who doesn’t like to sew. This pattern was created for my (then) 4 year old. “Mom, can you knit me a shark?” Who can resist a design brief like that?

For an INTERMEDIATE knitter. The shark is mostly knitted in the round in one piece on dpns with some areas worked flat, there are lots of picked up stitches, some increasing and decreasing and the teeth made with short row shaping (fully explained in the pattern).

The teeth require 5 yards of Sport Weight yarn and US size 1 dpns. 70 yds of the Worsted Weight is Gray and 10 yards is Pink (I can’t fit that in the yarn requirements above).

Garter (knit) Stitch
Stockinette Stitch
Provisional Cast On
Knitting in the round on double pointed needles
M1L and M1R (or left and right leaning increase)
SSK and K2tog (or left and right leaning decreases)
Sewing together using running stitch
Picking Up stitches
Short Row Shaping (fully explained in the pattern)

Approximately 70 yds of Silver Gray Worsted Weight yarn
Approximately 10 yds of Pink Worsted Weight yarn
Approximately 5 yds of White Sport Weight yarn
US size 6 double pointed needles (4mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 1 double pointed needles (2.25mm)
Scrap yarn or stitch holders and stitch markers
Scrap of Black yarn to embroider eyes
Tapestry Needle

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog this is mentioned in the pattern.