Just finished the shawl/cardi on front cover in lilac - it looks great. This is a lovely book that you can look at over and over. The patterns are really different and inspiring jumpers,cardigans and accessories. The yarns are not easy to obtain but are easy enough to to subsitute, I used Rowan kidsilk night and a wool rich DK rather than the named yarns. As the diagrams are very clear and easy to adapt its easy to swatch and match with different yarns. Overall its an excellent knitting book, designs that you want to make and food for the eyes when you are knitting.