Cinnamon the Sock Cat by Sophia Hoang
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Cinnamon the Sock Cat

June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
15 - 25 yards (14 - 23 m)
Dependent on yarn used
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Cinnamon the Sock Cat! The perfect little stuffed companion to your pair of knitted socks!

Since I started to knit socks, I really wanted to make an animal from multicolored fingering weight yarn. After years of designing animals with the most common weights of DK and Worsted, I finally sat down and thought back about making that “sock weight” animal. I love cats, and socks and cats are a seamless combination.

This pattern is a perfect way to use those extra sock (or any yarn weight) scraps every knitter has lying around the house. Cinnamon only takes up ~20 yards of fingering/4ply weight yarn and a couple hours to complete, so he’s easy to make as a quick gift. Also, I utilized using short rows for the head, this is ideal for the seasoned sock knitter that’s looking for a break from knitting straight-up socks, but still needs to use up the leftover sock yarn in their stash.

As an added bonus, Cinnamon’s collar doubles as a hair tie holder! :)

If you’d like to see more pictures of Cinnamon and his friends in the wild, follow him @thesockcat on Instagram.

Some Yarn Tips:
From prototypes, I personally think that thicker fingering weight yarn or a sock yarn with a thick wool or springy texture (like Dream In Color’s Smooshy and madelinetosh Sock respectively) will yield the best Sock Cat. Also, using a multicolored yarn that is not self-striping works really well too.