Laura Patterson

for Fiber Dreams   2011

FD-63 Mako

In general, SCUBA divers have a slightly different view of sharks than most people. Not only do we actually want to see them, but some divers go out of their way in search of things like hammerhead sharks, because they are such fascinating creatures. My husband and I have seen quite a few sharks in our undersea adventures: reef sharks, nurse sharks... They’re sleek, menacing, fast. So when I saw this fabulous old stitch pattern, Aunt Jenny’s Shark’s Tooth Edging, not only did I have to use it in a design, but I had to name the scarf for one of the many shark species: the mako shark (pronounced may-koh). When the scarf is laid out flat the edging clearly looks like a row of shark’s teeth.

Scarf is worked from one end to the other, starting and ending with just a handful of stitches on the needle. The lower lace border and upper edge grow quickly from the 7-stitch cast on, then reduce down to an equally short bind off row. Just try to knit this without a certain movie’s theme song repeating in your head.

Pattern Detail

  • stitch instructions are both written and charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • fall/winter
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • one size; see data page
  • digital PDF has 6 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.0 mm
    • US 6
    • 15.75 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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