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 cardigan 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.
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.