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INTRODUCTION

Welcome Welcome!

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Sometimes I really want to sink into a deep sea of soft garments when I am exhausted and frustrated. Or how about just give up everything and dive into a shark's mouth? Maybe he can chew up your every trouble and pat you with his bright teeth!

This wide-open shark’s mouth could be a warm shelter! Or he can sustain you with the strength of his teeth.

Doesn’t he look adorable in this soft and fluffy alpaca yarn?

Come on, just forget everything and dive in. He will welcome you. I swear!

Welcome welcome!

spacer model + photos: Teresa Yoon

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SIZE

XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
Shown in size XS with 2.5 inches/6 cm of positive ease

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust: 31.5[34, 37.5, 40.75, 45, 50, 54.25] inches/ 80[86.5, 95.5, 103.5, 114.5, 127, 138] cm
Length: 23.5[24.25, 24.5, 25.25, 25.75, 26.75, 27] inches/ 59.5[61.5, 62, 64, 65.5, 68, 68.5] cm

MATERIALS

Yarn
Drops Air [70% Alpaca, 23% Polyamide, 7% Wool; 164 yd/150 m per 50g skein]
spacer [MC1] Off White 3[3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5] skeins
spacer [MC2] Medium Grey, 3[3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5] skeins
spacer [CC1] Black, 1 skein
spacer [CC2] Ruby Red, 1 skein
spacer [CC3] Orange, 1 skein

spacer [Drops Nepal [65% Wool, 35% Alpaca; 82 yd/75 m per 50g skein]
spacer [CC4] Goldenrod Yellow, 1 skein

Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
spacer US #4/3.5mm circular needle, 40 inches/100 cm long
spacer US #7/4.5mm circular needle, 40 inches/100 cm long
spacer US #4/3.5mm circular needle, 24 inches/60 cm long (for neckband, optional)

Notions
spacer Tapestry needle

GAUGE

19 sts/27 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette stitch with larger needles, after blocking

PATTERN NOTES

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

They yarn used is light and airy and the chart is worked back and forth using the intarsia method. Do not be tempted to knit in the round, as the yarn will have to be cut every row and there will be numerous ends to weave in in a fairly open fabric.

The Stripe Pattern forms the background in 12-row stripes of MC1 and MC2. Maintain this stripe pattern while working the shark chart in intarsia.

Stripe Pattern
Work 12 rows with MC2.
Work 12 rows with MC1.
Rep these 24 rows for patt.

Rib Pattern
Row 1 [RS]: (K1, p1) to last st, k1.
Row 2 [WS]: (P1, k1) to last st, p1.
Rep these 2 rows for patt.

Embroidery:
Embroidery is used for the finishing text and teeth on the shark. Use the Embroidery Chart for guidance.

"WELCOME" text is embroidered using chain stitch. A tutorial can be found here.

Create "guidelines" for the teeth using running stitch and one strand of MC1. Using two strands of MC1, fill in teeth using satin stitch. A tutorial for satin stitch count be found here.

embroidery chart

CHARTS


download the shark chart here
Note: Pay close attention to chart key, as in order to differentiate for clarity, chart color does not always correspond to actual yarn color. Chart is worked in St st.

DIRECTIONS

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FRONT
With smaller needles and MC2, CO 77[83, 91, 99, 109, 121, 131] sts.

Work in Rib patt for 12 rows.

Change to larger needles.

Starting with a RS row, work in Stripe Patt for 4[4, 4, 12, 12, 16, 16] rows.

Place chart:
Maintaining Stripe Pattern (see Pattern Notes), place chart on next row as foll:
Row 1 [RS]: K 7[10, 14, 18, 23, 29, 34] in Stripe Patt, pm, work Row 1 of Shark Chart over next 63 sts, pm, k 7[10, 14, 18, 23, 29, 34] in Stipe Patt to end.
Cont in Stripe Patt and Shark Chart in St st and intarsia as est until all 84 rows of chart have been completed.

Work even in Stripe patt for 6[8, 8, 0, 0, 0, 0] rows or until work measures desired length to armhole, ending after a WS row. Make note of last row of Stripe Patt worked.

Shape armholes:
BO 3[3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10] sts at beg of next 2 rows, then BO 2[2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3] sts at beg of next 4 rows. 63[69, 75, 81, 89, 93, 99] sts.

Dec row [RS]: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 2 sts decreased.
Work even for 3[3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1] row(s).
Rep last 4[4, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2] rows 1[2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4] times more. 59[63, 69, 73, 81, 85, 89] sts rem.

Work even in patt for 16[16, 22, 24, 24, 26, 26] rows, ending after a WS row.

Shape right front neck and shoulder:
Next row [RS]: K 21[22, 25, 26, 29, 31, 33] and place these sts on holder, BO 17[19, 19, 21, 23, 23, 23] sts, knit to end. 21[22, 25, 26, 29, 31, 33] sts.
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Next row [RS]: BO 3 sts, knit to end.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 12[13, 16, 17, 20, 22, 24] sts.

Next row [WS]: Purl.
Dec row [RS]: K1, ssk, knit to end. 1 st decreased.
Rep last 2 rows 1[1, 3, 4, 3, 5, 6] times more. 10[11, 12, 12, 16, 16, 17] sts.

Work even in patt for 6[6, 4, 2, 8, 4, 2] rows, ending after a RS row.

Next row [WS]: BO 3[3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5] sts, purl to end. 7[8, 8, 8, 11, 11, 12] sts.
Next row [RS]: Knit.
Next row: BO 3[4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6] sts, purl to end. 4[4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6] sts.
Next row: Knit.
BO rem sts.

Shape left front neck and shoulder:
Return to 21[22, 25, 26, 29, 31, 33] held sts and join yarn with WS facing.
Next row [WS]: BO 3 sts, purl to end.
Next row [RS]: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 12[13, 16, 17, 20, 22, 24] sts.

Next row [WS]: Purl.
Dec row [RS]: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 1 st decreased.
Rep last 2 rows 1[1, 3, 4, 3, 5, 6] times more. 10[11, 12, 12, 16, 16, 17] sts.

Work even in patt for 5[5, 3, 1, 7, 3, 1] rows, ending after a WS row.

Next row [RS]: BO 3[3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5] sts, knit to end. 7[8, 8, 8, 11, 11, 12] sts.
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Next row: BO 3[4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6] sts, knit to end. 4[4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6] sts.
Next row: Purl.
BO rem sts.

BACK
With smaller needles and MC2, CO 77[83, 91, 99, 109, 121, 131] sts.

Begin Stripe Patt (to be worked throughout), and work in Rib patt for 12 rows.

Change to larger needles.

Starting with a RS row, work Stripe Patt until work measures same as Front to underarm, ending after same (WS) row of Stripe Patt.

Shape armholes:
BO 3[3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10] sts at beg of next 2 rows, then BO 2[2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3] sts at beg of next 4 rows. 63[69, 75, 81, 89, 93, 99] sts.

Dec row [RS]: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 2 sts decreased.
Work even for 3[3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1] row(s).
Rep last 4[4, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2] rows 1[2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4] times more. 59[63, 69, 73, 81, 85, 89] sts rem.

Work even in patt for 26[26, 34, 36, 40, 42, 42] rows.

Shape left back neck and shoulder:
Next row [RS]: K 19[20, 21, 21, 25, 25, 26] sts and place these sts on holder, BO 21[23, 27, 31, 31, 35, 37] sts, knit to end. 19[20, 21, 21, 25, 25, 26] sts.
Next row [WS]: Purl.

Next row [RS]: BO 3 sts, knit to end.
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more, then rep RS row once. 10[11, 12, 12, 16, 16, 17] sts rem.

Next row [WS]: BO 3[3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5] sts, purl to end. 7[8, 8, 8, 11, 11, 12] sts.
Next row [RS]: Knit.
Next row: BO 3[4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6] sts, purl to end. 4[4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6] sts.
Next row: Knit.
BO rem sts.

Shape right back neck and shoulder:
Return to 19[20, 21, 21, 25, 25, 26] held sts and join yarn with WS facing.
Next row [WS]: BO 3 sts, purl to end.
Next row [RS]: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows once more, then rep WS row once. 10[11, 12, 12, 16, 16, 17] sts rem.

Next row [RS]: BO 3[3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5] sts, knit to end. 7[8, 8, 8, 11, 11, 12] sts.
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Next row: BO 3[4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6] sts, knit to end. 4[4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6] sts.
Next row: Purl.
BO rem sts.

SLEEVES [make 2]
With smaller needles and MC2, CO 35[37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 49] sts.

Work in Rib for 12 rows, inc 1 st at end of last row. 36[38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 50] sts.

Change to larger needles.

Starting with a RS row, work in Stripe Patt for 18[18, 18, 16, 2, 2, 2] rows.

Cont in Stripe Patt, working shaping as foll:
Inc row [RS]: K1, M1R, k to last 1 st, M1L, k1. 2 sts increased.
Work even in patt for 7[5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5] rows.
Rep last 8[6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6] rows 11[12, 12, 14, 16, 18, 18] times more. 60[64, 66, 72, 78, 84, 88] sts.

Work even in patt for 4[24, 24, 14, 16, 8, 8] rows or until sleeve ends on same row of Stripe Patt as Front before armhole, ending after a WS row.

Shape sleeve cap:
Cont in patt, BO 3[3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10] sts at beg of next 2 rows, then BO 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows. 46[50, 50, 54, 58, 60, 60] sts.

Dec row [RS]: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 2 sts decreased.
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 5[4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 2] times more. 34[40, 40, 44, 48, 52, 54] sts rem.

Rep Dec row.
Work even for 3 rows.
Rep last 4 rows 4[4, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7] times more. 24[30, 30, 34, 36, 38, 38] sts rem.

Sizes S-3X Only
Rep Dec row.
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows -[0, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2] time(s) more. -[28, 26, 28, 30, 32, 32] sts rem.

All Sizes
BO 2 sts at beg of next 0[2, 2, 4, 4, 4, 4] rows, then BO rem 24[24, 22, 20, 22, 24, 24] sts.

Neckband
Sew shoulder seams.
With RS facing, smaller 24-inch/60 cm circ and MC2, pick up and knit 102[108, 112, 118, 122, 130, 132] sts along neck edge. Join to work in the rnd.

Rib rnd: (K1, p1) to end.
Rep this rnd 6 times more.
BO in patt.

FINISHING

Block pieces. Set in sleeves and sew side and sleeve seams.

Embroider Shark Chart, referring to Embroidery Chart and Pattern Notes for guidance.

Weave in ends.

schematic

SCHEMATIC MEASUREMENTS
Note: measurements do not include selvage sts.
A: Bust width: 15.75[17, 18.75, 20.5, 22.5, 25, 27.25] inches / 40[43, 47.5, 52, 57, 63.5, 69] cm
B: Body length: 15.75[16, 16, 16, 16, 16.5, 16.5] inches / 40[40.5, 40.5, 40.5, 40.5, 42, 42] cm
C: Cross Back width: 12.5[13.25, 14.5, 15.25, 17, 18, 18.75] inches / 32[33.5, 37, 38.5, 43, 45.5, 47.5] cm
D: Shoulder width: 2[2.25, 2.5, 2.5, 3.25, 3.25, 3.5] inches / 5[5.5, 6.5, 6.5, 8.5, 8.5, 9] cm
E: Neck width: 8.25[8.75, 9.5, 10.25, 10.25, 11.25, 11.5] inches / 21[22, 24, 26, 26, 28.5, 29] cm
F: Armhole length: 7[7.75, 8, 8.5, 9.25, 9.5, 9.75] inches / 18[19.5, 20.5, 21.5, 23.5, 24, 25] cm
G: Front neck depth: 3.25[3.25, 3.5, 3.5, 4, 4, 4] inches / 8.5[8.5, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10] cm
H: Back neck depth: 1.75 inches / 4.5 cm
I: Cuff circumference (stretched): 7[7.25, 7.75, 8.25, 8.75, 9, 10] inches / 18[18.5, 19.5, 21, 22, 23, 25.5] cm
J: Upper arm circumference: 12.25[13, 13.5, 14.75, 16, 17.25, 18] inches / 31[33, 34.5, 37.5, 40.5, 44, 45.5] cm
K: Sleeve length: 19.25[19.5, 19.5, 19.5, 19.5, 20.25, 20.25] inches / 49[49.5, 49.5, 49.5, 49.5, 51.5, 51.5] cm
L: Sleeve cap depth: 5.75[6, 6.25, 6.75, 7.5, 7.75, 8] inches / 14.5[15, 16, 17, 19, 19.5, 20.5] cm

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

designername Teresa is a Korean knitting designer and web-comic artist. She loves video games, anime and comic books, which she draws lots of inspiration from! She has been publishing a web-comic about knitting tutorials, "Shuei’s Knitting Note," for over three years.

Her blog is only written in Korean, but you can also find her on Ravelry.

Pattern & images © 2017 Teresa Yoon.