This pattern is designed to celebrate Swimathon 2020, a charity swim to raise money for Cancer Research and Marie Curie nurses. £2 of every pattern sale will be donated to this in sponsorship of Louise's efforts swimming 20 k (800 lengths of a 25m pool) in October 2020. The swim will be over a number of sessions due to current time restrictions in the pool
The pattern is inspired by the movement through water, the splashes, waves, bubbles, dancing light patterns and the overhead flags . It uses floral Bedfordshire techniques, with the flags inspiration being taken from a 19th century Thomas Lester design. It incorporates coloured worker pairs, using a range of available variegated threads to give depth to the water.