One of the most powerful forces in nature is the sound of waves crashing against the shore with enough impressive strength to contour a coastline over time. Caused by friction from the wind, rubbing against the surface of the water, a wave begins to pick up momentum sometimes thousands of miles away from shore. Travelling in a group, or a wave train, the difference between two crests (the peak) and two troughs (lowest point) determines the wavelength horizontally. The vertical size is measured by the straight up distance between a crest and a trough.
Surprisingly, Canada has its share of wave action, most notably in Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, where surfers flock to Long Beach waiting for waves that swell from two to five feet during the summer months and a massive seven feet in the fall.
Tidal wave…….take it to the deep blue sea for knitting inspiration, with contrasting stripes accenting the wavy pattern in this nautical design from the Marguerite pattern book. Knit in Ianthe, luscious cotton and merino spun together in a full selection of colour choices. ‘Azure’ and ‘navy’ (shown above).
On the crest of a wave………. a special occasion cardigan is highlighted with subtle details in the edging and sleeve cuffs. Knit in Ianthe by Louisa Harding, in two complimentary shades of summer, ‘azure’ and ‘sky’ (shown above).
Surf’s up………..with this wispy fringed scarf all set to add a little flash to a summer outfit. Knit with Louisa Harding’s Ondine, a weekend project requiring just one ball of ‘denim’ and one ball of ‘faded’ (shown above).
Ride the wave………..in an eye-catching cover up from the Marguerite Design Collection. Knit in Ianthe by Louisa Harding, a creamy soft merino and cotton blend showcasing twenty shades this season. ‘Herb’ and ‘bud’ (shown above).