This is an interesting little book. It contains lace patterns from a 100 yr. old notebook that was found in the attic of a house where Blanche Beau had lived. Nancie Wiseman translated the knitting patterns into modern knitting language. There are some beautiful lace patterns that can be used for edgings or even made into a scarf. There are a few projects in the back, but for experienced knitters with imagination, these lace patterns could be used for all kinds of things. I'm more of a beginner knitter, but did the vine lace pattern(p.43) in a class & did not find it difficult. It has charts as well as written instructions. The charts are easy to follow once you learn how to read them. I received this book promptly & in excellent condition from the seller. It was difficult to find, especially at the retail price of the book. I'm not sure why this was, but the seller had it for a good price, rather than an inflated one, like I saw on many sites for this book.