Yes, you read that right. I really did name it the Hydroponic. The story behind the name is this. While I was working on the piece the actual stitch reminded me of a marijuana leaf. I mean, come on, given the color of the linen yarn I was using it wasn't too far of a stretch. When I mentioned this to John he laughed and told me I should name it Hydroponic...thus the name was born. I even went as far as to name the stitch in question the Ghanja Stitch :-) It's the little things that make me laugh.
This is on of the patterns that Michael (see previous post) and I had talked about at TNNA last June. I had a rough sketch that could have gone several different directions. In the end I came up with this and I gotta say that I am IN LOVE with it! So much so that I want to make one for myself (anybody want to make it for me?...you get a free pattern :-).
The yarn was fantastic to work with on this project. It is Fibranatura Flax, 100% linen. I had never worked with linen before and I was told that the more you wash and dry it the softer it gets. Let me tell you first hand that is SO TRUE and super cool!
Anyway, here is the 411 about the Hydroponic:
Pattern includes schematic and charts for actual stitches as well as neck shaping and color changes.
Two Week Special!!! From now until my birthday (November 10th) if you purchase the Hydroponic on Ravelry and use the coupon code Ghanja Stitch you will get $2.00 off!
Fine Print: To use the PDF, you will need appropriate software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. By purchasing this pattern, you are granted a limited license to download the pdf file to a single personal computer and to print out a hard copy of the pattern, solely for personal non-commercial use.