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Introducing Shark Bite! I cannot describe how much fun these socks were to design and knit! JAWS is one of my all time favorite movies. Just hearing the first note from the theme makes the hair raise up on the back of my neck. I've been fascinated with sharks, particularly Great Whites, since I was kid. When Shark Week starts, you are most likely to find me glued to the tv with my knitting.
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
very special thank you goes to Margi, whose help with test knitting and finding
the links to the tutorials is so much appreciated!