Manuela Burkhardt and Dorothea Neumann are the authors of "cozy country knits". It is a hard covered book filled with socks, hats, jackets and sweaters with classic rural charm. If you love the out of doors and dressing in style for cooler temperatures, there are 25+ designs to choose from.
Graphs, line drawing and written instructions along with clear detailed photographs will make the projects come to life even before getting your needles out. The skill levels of the projects range from easy to advanced. There are illustrated step by step tutorials covering the various techniques shown in the patterns. If you have always wanted to knit socks...an entire section is given over to showing you how.
From the cover pattern 'Sideways Cabled Jacket', this intermediate knit, worked side to side and belted for closure will keep you warm and looking fashionable. The wrap short sleeve sweater 'Finely Wrapped' is a classic, worked in garter stitch. 'Autumn Inspiration' is a pattern for a chunky hat and cowl, knit in the modular triangle style (mitered knit). It is an easy project that all skill levels will enjoy.
The cooler weather is finally approaching. We can get back to knitting with wool, both thin and chunky. You can start on that large project now. Which sweater/jacket will you choose? Don't forget to knit a pair of toasty socks...you feet will thank you.