Find this sassy sitting Siamese pattern in Best in Show: Knit Your Own Cat for only £12.99!

The superstars’ choice, Vivian Leigh, Clark Gable, and James Dean all owned Siamese, as did Frank Zappa, Harold Wilson and Snoop Dogg. Chatty and friendly, Siamese cats are highly intelligent and trainable. Sometimes they have crossed eyes and a kink in their tails, and though these traits have mostly been bred out, ours do have crossed eyes. Siamese have a strong hold on the imagination of the 50s child, due to Tao, the plucky Siamese in The Incredible Journey, and Si and Am, the terrifyingly sinister Siamese twins in Lady and the Tramp. Growing up we had a Siamese called Tutu.

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