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Natty-Knits on craftsy.com
San Francisco, Bay Area, CA US

I'm an expat Brit living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a stay at home Mum. I'm also an avid knitter with many ideas for interesting designs using unusual construction and techniques.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Shark

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Garter (knit) Stitch
  • Stockinette Stitch
  • Provisional Cast On
  • M1R
  • M1L
  • SSK
  • K2tog
  • Knitting in the round on double pointed needles
  • Picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

This shark is a knitted marvel, even his pointy teeth are knitted. The 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 are made with short row shaping (fully explained in the pattern). The pattern has only two short seams, so this shark is a perfect project for the knitter who doesn't like to sew.

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.


5.5 stitches and 7.5 rows in Stockinette Stitch = 1"
(for the body)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 15" long from nose to tail


  • 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
  • Fiberfill

Suggested yarn:

80 yards of Worsted weight

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