This book has been ridiculously helpful so many times while reading through a pattern or getting an idea for a new stitch to try. I love how simple it is to navigate and how easy it is to carry around and peruse. It is something I treasure with all the fun knitting projects I try and has inspired to reach beyond what I thought my capabilities were. If you're looking for an educational book about knitting that will help you in a pinch, this is absolutely it. It's filled with great stitch definitions, pictures and helpful descriptions that help you understand those pattern abbreviations so much better. It has never left my knitting bag since it arrived, and will continue to stay there as I travel with my knitting projects often. I am so thankful to have found this!