Written on behalf of the reciever of this book. She says it is great with lots of interesting techniques and patterns for those looking to step into the world of lacework knitting. Can't comment on any pattern flaws etc as I don't understand that language but the items knitted from it already look magnificent. Apparently the DVD is very useful - not my idea of an entertaining night in front of the TV - and has some helpful demonstrations of more advanced knitting techniques. I was in the recipients good books for getting her this book.