Disappointing. As a relatively experienced knitter I was seduced by the reminder of the simplicity of garter stitch. The cover illustration was interesting and I thought that maybe I had been missing the attractiveness of the first stitch every knitter learns. I guess that someone new to the craft may find it useful - but there was little here to inspire anyone who has been knitting for some time. It will sit on my shelf as a reminder that simple is rarely worthwhile!