A couple of years ago I made a simple purple cardie with that iconic picture of David Bowie’s “Aladdin Sane” cover (many also refer to as Ziggy Stardust Bowie). I drew the grid freehand and wanted to go for a slightly pixelated look while also trying to limit the amount of colours needed to make the work easier to manage. I hand knit the cardigan based on a pattern adapted from Moda Impact Issue 5, using intarsia to weave in his face as I knit.
I have since had lots of requests for this pattern, but as I lost the original grid I drew it was tricky to replicate – especially since the cardie was sent to a friend as a gift for her daughter!
I finally sat down and looked closely at the pictures I took and redrew the grid electronically so I can’t lose it again.
I’ve just reached 1000 likes on my Facebook page and to thank everyone I thought I should give this pattern away. You don’t *have* to like me on Facebook, but if you enjoy this pattern and my other works then you may find it a nice place to connect with me for tips and inspiration to help you create your own projects.
So, click below to download a free .pdf for this Bowie grid. If you don’t knit you can also use this for any type of embroidery. And if you aren’t comfortable with knitting with multiple colours at the same time watch my How to Knit with Multiple Colours video.
Thank you to everyone and happy knitting xo
Pattern photo and photos of mummy knitting by Dominic Loneragan/Citizens of the World