I bought the French Girl Knits book when it arrived in the store. I was impressed with the fact that the patterns in the book are so very different from the sheet patterns that we sell by the same designer. She did a great job of making the book varied and interesting in pattern design and texture etc. When I knit the Satine project up, I was especially pleased with the way the pattern was written - it is very simple in concept anyhow, but she made very clear exactly what to do in the lace decrease rounds - rather than expecting you to figure it out. I made the mistake of washing this on the gentle cycle in the machine I should have hand washed it of course so it had a little too much agitation - but I am still thrilled with the results - can't wait to wear it in Spring!