I do christening gowns and was looking to knit some insertions and edgings so this was the perfect book for me, and I might add the only one that I was able to find that even addressed edgings and insertions in great detail. It is kind of an unattractive book in that it is all black and white and not of superb quality in its presentation. It is a hardback book. The woman who wrote the book has her own little shorthand method and at first can be a little hard to follow (like for example instead of k6, yo, k3, she simply would write 6,0,3. There is no symbol on my computer keyboard to show her slip stitch symbol, it is kind of an ^ except like an upside down U.) It is a book for someone who already knows how to knit and purl at least some, otherwise it would be difficult to follow. I did learn the fagot stitch from this book and have already made one of the lace edgings. I wish she would spend more time on materials for knitting lace as I will have to go to another source to figure out the best threads and needles.
I recommend this book for someone who, like me, is really wanting a pattern book for edgings and insertions. Or for someone who wants to learn to make a repeating pattern in a lacy design.