This is a great little book for beginners, not just teenagers. The techniques are very well explained, and they are demonstrated for both hands, which is great if you are left handed. The projects look a little "girly", but as no yarn is specified (other than type), you can really adapt to your own style. The patterns are easy, but "useable" enough. As you feel more confident in your ability to knit, you will soon get ideas to adapt them to your needs. I would recommend this easy book to people who used to knit as kids and who want to pick it up from the start again.