Anga by Clare Devine
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July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
328 - 383 yards (300 - 350 m)
S (M, L) To fit foot circumference up to: 19.5 (22, 24.5)cm / 7.5 (8.5, 9.5)in
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Long days spent watching the clouds drift past accompanied by the gentle clicking of needles are simply the best. Some days I crave simplicity in my knitting – all I want is to knit round and round as I let the world pass me by – on other days I want to focus my mind on the twists and turns, carefully guiding my stitches to their new places on the needles.

Anga is the perfect balancing act between easy breezy stocking stitch and beautifully twisted cables. Worked from the toe up these delightful, summer inspired ankle socks feature some interesting additions for those who love to experiment with their sock construction.

The simple foot gives way to a small gusset (unusual for a short row heel) that means you get a better fitting heel. The short row heel is created using German Short Rows for beautifully clean turns, stopping in the middle for a special connecting boomerang round to link your heel to your foot, enhancing the fit and reducing the possibility of unsightly holes at the heel joins. The cuff is worked in a beautifully intricate twisted rib cable, that is far easier to knit than it looks. The finishing touch is added with a tubular cast off that highlights the ribbed details on the cuff.

Anga means sky in Swahili, a Bantu language widely spoken in the Great Lakes and Eastern region of Africa. A part of the world that holds a special place in my heart.


The Knitting Goddess 4ply wool and nylon (4 ply; 75% wool, 25% nylon; 400m/437 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Added Pink; 1 x 100g skein

2.5mm / US #1.5 needles suitable for working a small circumference in the round
Cable needle
Stitch markers (optional)
Tapestry needle


32 sts and 44 rnds over 10cm / 4in of stocking stitch worked in the rnd and blocked, using 2.5mm / US #1.5 needles.


S, (M, L)
Finished circumference (unstretched):
17.5 (20, 22.5) cm / 7 (8, 9)in
To fit foot circumference approx:
19.5 (22, 24.5) cm / 7.5 (8.5, 9.5)in
Leg from cuff to base of heel flap:
14cm / 5.5in as shown (adjustable to preference)

Anga has been designed for the July 2016 instalment of The Blue Skies Club for The Knitting Goddess. This pattern is exclusive to club members until 1st October when it will be released as a single pattern.

For more information about the yarn club please visit The Knitting Goddess website.

Blue Skies Ebook

This pattern also forms part of the Blue Skies ebook, a collection of six sock patterns designed form The Blue Skies Sock Club 2016.

The ebook is available to purchase now. You will receive each pattern as it becomes available - details can be found on the ebook page.