badlands cowl by Lori Law

badlands cowl

December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
23" or 24" circumference, 11" tall
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The Canadian Badlands, some of which surround Drumheller in Alberta, are described by National Geographic as “dinosaurs meet the wild west”.

In Drumheller, you will find the world’s tallest dinosaur, standing 86 feet tall.

The badlands are wild rock formations and hoodoos interspersed with glacial valleys, where the prehistoric dinosaurs once roamed, and more recently, of course, buffalo. They are comprised of dramatic layers of shale, clay and sand deposits, with little vegetation, formed over 47 million years. These North American formations can be found in Saskatchewan through Alberta and southwards into the western United States.


The cowl begins at the lower edge, worked in the round. Both written and charted instructions for working the lace pattern are provided.


2.75 mm needles : 23” 58.5 cm circumference by 11” 28 cm tall (9 pattern repeats)
3.25 mm needles : 24” 61 cm circumference by 10.5” 27 cm tall (8 pattern repeats)

YARN one skein Oceanwind Knits fingering weight yarn (see website for fingering options) or one Oceanwind Knits Sock Blank; or, approximately 350 yds 320 m of fingering weight wool yarn. Yarn options :

NEEDLES 2.75 mm (US2)or 3.25 mm (US3) circular needles (60 cm/24”) or 5 DPNs to accomodate circumference.

OTHER stitch-marker, tapestry needle for weaving ends

GAUGE 7 sts & 10 rows 6 sts & 9 rows per 1-inch square in stockinette, blocked, on 2.753.25 mm needles