This wook is really great, and I am so pleased with it. As fitting with the rest of the book series, this book is clearly illustrated, and easy to follow. However, the most important factor for me, was the freedom it allows you when chosing which wool to knit with.
Alot of books you buy with knitting patterns in them, are produced to be made up with a particular make of wool. Sometimes, these are hard to get hold of, especially if the book is a few years old, and the wool has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Then you are in the tricky position of having to find substitution yarns that knit up to a similar tension gauge.
This book is special, because you can knit the patterns with any type of wool, working by tension gauge, not yarn make. For each pattern you are given a number of stitches to cast on, rows to knit etc, depending on how many stitches per inch, your tension gauge is.
The book is based around providing master patterns for a variety of different knitted items. The master patterns used in the book are modern and easily adaptable, and there is huge scope for design. The intention is that you begin by knitting the master patterns, and as you get more confident, you can start adapting them to your own style. When you have had enough practice with the adapting of master patterns, there is a very useful section towards the back of the book, explaining how to create your own knitting patterns from scratch.
The only downside to the book, is that it is American, so you have to have a knowledge of the names of the American yarn weights and their UK equivalents. However, it is easy to find this information on the internet.
All in all, I am really happy with this book, and would reccommend it to anyone who would like to break free from knitting pattern dependancy and start creating their own ideas!