This books contains excellent instructions on the illustrated patterned blocks as well as advice on colour matching, how to knit (although you should probably know the basics before starting)and finishing off an afghan. There are some beautiful examples of assembled blankets too. In fact, there is so much choice that I find myself quite overwhelmed when I'm looking through it - I want to do them all, right now! There are enough examples in here to keep an avid knitter going for quite some time. You don't have to worry about your level of experience either, skill level is given for each block.