This is a book of gorgeous pictures; you wouldn't expect anything else from Steve Lovi, but the patterns are more suited to tapestry, Fasset's first love, then knitting. If you like to put the wool down and pick up another every two to five stitches while carrying a further half dozen more; you'll like this. The average sweater has upwards of thirty five colours and would cost a fantastic amount of money and months of work. And forget doing anything else at the same time, you need to concentrate on every row. It is a beautiful book, not all the sweaters featured have patterns, but most do. I have found it useful as a starting point to think about colours and I use an element of a design rather than the whole thing. Definitely for the advanced knitter.