Friday, June 12, 2009

Indie Designer Day

ButtercupDesigner: 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.."

And how!

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.


Yours Truly,



Fel said...

Thanks for this! She also has this lovely very simple top down sweater, something I've been wanting to do for quite a while now...very good practice for my yet rather basic skills and knitting speed...but Buttercup also looks lovely and has been put in my faves. :)

Ellen said...

I love these designs! I put Buttercup in my queue a few weeks back and am now waiting to find the perfect yarn for it. :)

Niki said...

I absolutely love her patterns, and have started on Buttercup right away. A very easy knit, and it looks awesome in cotton/silk.

Julia said...

Oooo, I love Vesper. I think I'll start that one! How great that it's a free pattern. Thanks for introducing me to it.

Hilary said...

I LOVE Buttercup and, in fact, just made one! Her designs are so feminine and flattering - I want them all!!!

Diana said...

Another one on my favorite list.
Thank you! Love the design, love the color and love those strong arms.