Shark Bite by Lara Smoot

Shark Bite

July 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette worked in the round prior to blocking.
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
575 yards (526 m)
Size M to fit a foot 7.5" in circumference. Sizing can be adjusted by changing needle size/gauge.
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Kits for Shark Bite that include the yarn, Unplanned Peacock bag, Shark Bite pattern, and a cool shark stitch marker are available for a limited time from Unplanned Peacock. If you have already purchased the pattern, there is an option to purchase the kit without it.

The Shark Bite socks were inspired by one of my all time favorite movies, JAWS. It’s a tradition for my husband and I to have a JAWS movie marathon over the 4th of July weekend every year. We hunker down in our den and watch the movies from beginning to end. 2015 is the 40th Anniversary of the original JAWS movie and I thought it was an appropriate time to design a pattern in homage to the movie.

Shark Bite is written from the cuff down. The cuff and leg portion of the socks are worked in the flat, and the joined at the ankle. The heel, foot and toe are worked in the round.

If you aren’t familiar with knitting colorwork, links to tutorials are provided in the pattern. While the colorwork details might look difficult to knit, they are really only over a small portion of the sock and some of them, like the swimmer and sharks teeth can be done in duplicate stitch once you are finished knitting.

The sample was was worked using KnitPicks Stroll unless otherwise noted. This is a perfect project to use mini skeins and left over yarn for the smaller details.

Color A: White 15 yards
Color B: Blue Yonder 150 yards
Color C: Black 50 yards
Color D: Unplanned Peacock Peacock Sock, in Sun 5 yards
Color E: Cork 10 yards,
Color F: Thunderhead 345 yards.