Minerva’s Tower Socks

by | Jul 28, 2009 | Uncategorized


“The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling dusk” – GWF Hegel


The owl is a symbol of wisdom, and in Roman mythology the owl belongs to Minerva. This cable & lace combination looks like stacked owls with little faces and curved horns formed from the yarnovers and the cables.

Worked magic loop style from the cuff down, this sock is presented in written and charted instructions. It has a slip stitch heel, and a drawn up toe. Loosely based on a stitch pattern from the Walker books, this motif has a real wow factor to it. To see it best, work it up in semi-solid or solid yarn!

Needles: Size 1 Addis (2.5 mm) 40″ circular (or size to get gauge

Yarn: PicnicKnits Semi-Precious Sock Yarn, Merino & Silk, 430 yards in Amethyst

Size: In sizes small/medium and medium/large

Gauge: 30 sts and 44 rows to 4 inches in the round

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