Switchback Socks - Knitting Pattern PDF

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Warm weather sock knitting pattern for women. These shortie, or ankle, socks are worked from the top down. The socks feature a zigzag pattern down one side of the foot and the socks are mirror images of each other. The socks have a band heel and rounded wedge toe.

Knitters should be able to read a basic stitch chart.

This pattern is written in needle neutral terms and can be worked on dpns or with the magic loop method on long circular needles.

A series of free companion videos will be available on YouTube beginning July 12, 2018. Topics include:

  • 5 Tips for Casting on in the Round
  • How to Knit a Band Heel
  • Picking Up Gusset Stitches
  • How Decrease Slant Effects the Look of a Sock Toe

Required Skills: basic knit and purl stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, knitting in the round
Skill Level: 3 - Intermediate
Yarn Weight: 1 - Super Fine 
Recommended Yarn: Skacel CoBaSi by HiKoo (shown in color 101 Seafoam)
Recommended Needle Size: US size 2 (2.75 mm) dpns or circular needles
Finished Measurements: Women's XS (S, M, L)

Foot Circumference - 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9) inches
Foot Length - 9 (9 1/2, 10, 11) inches

Pattern Length: 6 pages

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