Original Pattern: YinYang Kitty Ankle Socks
Mods: Added deeper ribbing at the ankle, changed the colouring and added instarsia face details to mimic a Siamese cat’s face. Project page can be found here, but more information can be found on her wonderful podcast, here.
What Makes This Awesome: Knitting AND a Kitten?! I know, your Monday just improved by leaps and bounds. That sweet kitty in the photo there is Teddy, Dani’s cat, and her mom has Teddy’s brother, Merlin. In honour of those feline brothers, Dani knit up the ankle sock pattern while modifying the cat colouring and adding intarsia face details to change the somewhat generic grey and black cat faces into a personalized project that looks so sweet, and even cuter than the original pattern! Wouldn’t it be great to knit a pair of these socks with custom colours to reflect your kitty? I have two cats, so I could do one sock with with a variegated black/brown to reflect my tabby, and the other a soft gingery orange to reflect my gigantic ginger fluffball. Even if you don’t have cats yourself, these would a perfect knitted gift idea for the cat lover in your life.