You can count on everyone checking you out when you rock these amazingly awesome animal knee high socks! Not only will people admire your extraordinary knitting talent, they will be complimenting you on how adorable you look too! This super fun sock pattern features 3 animals to choose from, including a Cat, an Owl, and a Panda Bear. Each animal sock features a cute and clever message on the heel, including “Meow”, “Hoot!” and “Rawr”, as well as a pair of sweet little animal ears that poke out from the top of the sock. Sizes are included from child to adult so the whole family can be in on the fun. I hope you have a hoot making these socks!
This pattern includes a photo tutorial of how to knit the cute little ears! The instructions are given for using double pointed needles, with the option of using a circular needle for the magic loop method, though I found it easiest to knit the ears using dpns. In case you are new to socks, I made a video tutorial for you showing you all of the techniques used to knit toe up socks including how to cast on for the toe, work the increases for the toe, and knit the short row heel here 🙂
The face and heel are given as color charts to be applied by duplicate stitch after the sock is finished (link to a video tutorial included). It also has a blank template so you can design your own animal sock! There are two ear options, round and pointed, so as long as your animal design has rounded or pointed ears it will work!
Price: $6.00 This pattern is part of the “Look at Those Legs!” Collection, a collection of 5 sock patterns for $18!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn Weight: Fingering (330-540 yards)
Recommended Yarn: Knit Picks “Stroll Sock Yarn”
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm) double pointed needles (set of 4), US 2 (2.75mm) double pointed needles (set of 4)
Sizes: S – XL to fit ages 5-9, 7-12, Adult S/M, and Adult M/L, Foot Length and Sock Height are Custom
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch holder
Gauge: 31 sts and 42 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch
Buying Options: After checkout, you will receive a link to instantly download the .pdf pattern. If you are a member of Ravelry, the pattern will automatically show up in your library! You can also purchase this pattern through my Girly Knits pattern stores on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.
Customer Projects and Reviews:
“Omg I did it!!…It was easy and fun to knit! Sewing the faces on was also fun!!” -Franny (FrannyCrafts on Ravelry)
“Well written pattern!” -Cristina (cjladybug on Ravelry)
“My daughter loves them. They were really quick to knit and really easy!” -Ashley (XXKnitWhispererXX on Ravlery)
“The video tutorials on beginning the toes are really helpful!” -Pam (pjpcpa11 on Ravelry)
“They fit perfectly and she friend loved them :)” -Shawna (ShawnaE on Ravelry)