Do you want to know about knitting traditions in Iceland,Lithuania & Ireland? You won't learn from this book. The information here is truly,truly sparse, neither significant, nor comprehensive. The projects have very little to do with either traditional or contemporary knitting in these countries. Of course, even grouping all three together is strange because they don't share the same knitting, or general fiber craft traditions.
If you want to know about knitting in Iceland & Ireland, a number of excellent books have far, far better & comprehensive information. Lithuanian written sources are sparse; even sparser in English. But this book doesn't fill the gap. It falls so far off the mark, that it is an exaggeration to say that it doesn't come close.
This leaves the projects themselves, as simply projects, rather than as ethnic projects. As such they might be ok. In all honesty, I didn't look too closely at the project directions. They offer just about nothing to the experienced, or even intermediate, knitter. Skimming through them, I didn't see any special techniques described, or any interesting directions. The material offered here has been covered many times in other publications. Perhaps it offers something to the beginning knitter.
So long as the beginning knitter understands that she/he is learning about basic knitting, rather than about ethnic knitting of any kind.
If I were recommending books for the beginner,though, I would not recommend this one. There are far more interesting, better books, that would move the beginner along faster & in more interesting directions.
When I first learned of this book, I thought I would order it right away, because of the Lithuanian knitting. I am glad I looked at it first. The gap between its title & its content is an extreme disappointment.