Minerva's Tower Socks by Corrina Ferguson

Minerva's Tower Socks

July 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
375 - 430 yards (343 - 393 m)
Small/Medium & Medium/Large women's
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“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!