Designed by Martina Behm

This shawl was inspired by David Bowie whose music and stage outfits were both part of his art; the show and the looks were just as important to him as the sounds. And he was a giant in both music and show: Songs like “Heroes”, “Absolute Beginners” or “Let’s Dance” will be forever in our ears. In the early 70s, he invented a stage persona called “Ziggy Stardust”, which he impersonated with bright red-orangey hair and a lightning bolt painted on his face – so Martina felt inspired by the orange speckles of the yarn to create a shawl with a lightning bolt motif. It is mostly knit in relaxing garter stitch, only the net lace borders and the lightning bolt itself are purled from the wrong side. The size of the shawl can be adapted to the amount of yarn you are using. Happy knitting!

Lightning Lightning - Miss Babs Project Lightning
Lightning Lightning - Miss Babs Project Lightning

Sample Yarn and Colorway:

Our sample was knit in Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply in the Ziggy Stardust colorway.

What You'll Need:

You'll need one skein of Yummy 2-Ply to complete this project. Choose the original colorway below − or try another color!


You can purchase the pattern for Lightning directly from the designer on Ravelry. This pattern may also be found on the Strickmich website. All patterns are sold separately and not included with purchase of yarn.

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