Athena's Owl Pillow by Kalliopi Aronis

Athena's Owl Pillow

December 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
272 yards (249 m)
One Size: 7" Wide x 14.5" High - gauge is not crucial
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Need some knowledge for a test? Want to become wiser in life? Lay your head down on a pillow inspired by Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, from Greek mythology.

In Ancient Greece the tetradrachms were a popular coin stamped on one side with Athena’s head and on the reverse the owl of Athena. Due to the owl’s association with the Goddess it has become a symbol of knowledge and wisdom.

Size: 7” wide, and 14.5” high

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Sport (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 136 yds 125 m/50 g):
#841 moss (MC), 1 skein
#817 aran (CC), 1 skein

Gauge: 22 sts and 23 rnds = 4” in Fair Isle patt

Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16” circular (cir) needle
Markers (m)
Tapestry needle

Pillow is worked in the round from the bottom up.
On the wrong-side of the work catch floats as you knit.