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Klahhane Switchbacks

Klahhane Switchbacks: cuff-down, worsted/aran weight socks, incorporating lace, twisted stitches and a few bobbles.

Also offered on Knit Picks for light worsted pattern only.

These cozy cuff-down, worsted weight socks were inspired by a gorgeous hike up the Klahhane Switchbacks in Olympic National Park.

You get to try a variety of techniques, including simple lace, bobbles and twisted stitches — you won’t get bored. You can knit the multicolored version as shown (great for using stash leftovers) or solid socks.

The pattern is charted.

Size:  Women’s medium, to fit women’s US size 8.  The sock can easily be made longer or shorter to accommodate a shorter or longer foot.


  • Worsted: US size 3 (3.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Worsted/ heavy worsted: US size 5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.


  • 26 sts and 36 rows in St st in the rnd =4” for light worsted.
  • 20 st and 34 rows in St st in the rnd =4” for worsted/heavy worsted.

Notions:  stitch marker, tapestry needle, cable needle if you do not cable without one.

Skills needed:  knitting in the round, twisted stitches, bobbles, simple lace.