Designer: Heidi Kirrmaier
Rav ID: PiPiBird
Some Great Designs: PiPiBird's Rav Designer Page
Hello Summer (my most difficult of seasons),
This is an open letter to say ya-boo-sucks-to-you!
I've found a wonderful collection of warm-weather knits, despite your persistent attempts to thwart my summery creative excursions.
PiPiBird is the fantastic designer who's rescued me from a seasonal knitfunk with her very cute knits. She says,
"I love the ocean and warm weather, and I love to knit with linen, cotton, hemp and silk, even though (or because?) I live in a place that is typically cold and dry and is over 1000m above sea level.."
Pictured is her Buttercup top in all its sweetness. Unsurprisingly popular, the sweet, feminine design lends itself graciously to knitting in (and for) the heat.
Another adorable, plant-fibre based knit is Vesper. I love the pleating way mucho much. And the wee pocket along the hemline. And, rather incredibly, both Vesper and Buttercup are offered for free!
While not on a summertime bent, I must also add an honourable mention to the Drapey Neck Silky Tweed Cargidan. Check that one out (along with her other designs!) and save them for the chillytimes.
So, there it is summer. You've been bested.